Boyds Innovation Keeps On Rolling

PrintBoyds Gunstocks is America’s leading hardwood gunstock maker, so it’s no surprise when Klock Werks Kustom Cycles called on the company to create a custom stock for a Thompson sub machine gun. The gun will be features on a military tribute Indian Motorcycle.

The Boyds innovation team has been hard at work, recently recreating a piece of American history. The Boyds crew built a custom walnut hardwood gunstock and hand guard for a Thompson sub machine gun for the scabbard mount on a military tribute Indian Motorcycle.

Klock Werks Kustom Cycles was commissioned by Indian Motorcycles to build a military tribute motorcycle that represents the partnership between Indian and the USO military service organization. The new Indian Scout is a military tribute style bike that reflects the heritage and roots of the Scout model. Klock Werks nicknamed the project “Pathfinder.”Boyds

Klock Werks called on America’s leading hardwood gunstock maker to provide a custom stock for the decommissioned Thompson sub machine gun featured in the scabbard mount of the Indian Scout motorcycle. Boyds created a one-of-a-kind walnut hardwood stock for the rifle, which features a custom laser engraved Indian logo on one side of the stock and a custom engraved USO logo on the other.

“We’re proud to be part of this historic project that pays tribute to the US Military service men and women for our country,” said Dustin Knutson, General Manager at Boyds.

The Pathfinder project has recently begun a tour across the country to be showcased to motorcycle enthusiasts and pay tribute to the US Military and USO.

It was a natural for Boyds to get involved in this project. Product innovation, such as that built into the new Indian Scout tribute motorcycle, happens nearly every day at Boyds. Boyds utilizes the product request form on their website as a guide for constantly adding new products to their product line. This information is compiled and analyzed weekly to determine what new products and custom options to add to their product offerings. By focusing on the input received from customers, Boyds is able to provide the greatest selection of the most relevant gunstocks to meet the dynamic demands of the market.

Boyds makes a huge selection of highly functional hardwood replacement gunstocks with an unlimited amount of custom options. Custom options include custom woods and finishes, laser engraving, custom length of pull, custom grips, custom tips, and custom pads.

Boyds is the leading manufacturer of high-quality hardwood gunstocks in the world. An American, family-owned business located in Mitchell, S.D., Boyds builds well over 100,000 different makes and models of gunstocks priced under $100. All of Boyds hardwood gunstocks can be found and ordered at