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Turned into a long work day and night. I'll take some more photos of blanks 1 & 3 and send them along later today when I get home.

This was my first venture into buying blanks, and I knew I was taking a risk. I paid more than the starting price by a good bit KyJohn. Still hope it was a good deal. Will see what everyone thinks once the other photos are up.

Im hoping that at least one of them will be worth using to upgrade the wood on an AyA no 2 that I've got. It has surprisingly plain wood for such a nice gun.


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What matters is what your stocker thinks, not us here on the BBS. We can all love them but he must make them work and in person inspection by a stocker will show you almost all the blank problems, if any. Have you selected who is going to restock your gun? If so, ship him the blanks and gets his opinion. After all he is the one who will be using them to create your dream stock. A buyer might see the beauty on the surface but the stocker makes his living seeing problems long before he starts a job.

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Have we decided what species of wood we are seeing ? The first one looks like American Black Walnut to me.

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Gotta' go with #1. Grain couldn't be any better through the wrist and the butt is spectacular.

#2 has that knotty looking thing that could prove problematic. Would have to see it in person.

#3 would be okay if you didn't need the leading 3" or could maybe put it on a thru-bolt gun.

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Blanks 1 and 2 are American Black Walnut Blank #1 has best grain and figure.
Blank #3 is English Walnut and the grain through the wrist seems like it may cause problems

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1 & 2 are laid out upside down and look like black walnut. Rare as hell to find a feather like that in English.

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A few more photos of blank #1. Also roughly drew a straight stock pattern flipped the other way, since it was suggested that the outlined stocks would be better the other way.
Ran out of time to clean up the endgrain, but here's both sides and the top grain.





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And of stock #3.






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i would suggest taking your photos with a tape or yardstick along side...that gives everyone a better idea of how layouts might proceed...

your additional shots of #1 look like a very good grain flow through the wrist...

developing a taste for nice walnut is just one more step along a predictable set of personality disorders...i have numerous blanks that i occasionally take out simply to admire...


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Since I said I would say how much I bought it for, I got the lot for $300. So you were pretty close Dave.

Brent D, the sleeper in photo 5 does look like it has some nice wood, but it is pretty small and has some sapwood on one side of the front. There is a buttstock in the lot from an old gun that he appears to have been replacing. Here's the blank with some mineral spirits on it (the other side had less sapwood, but I didn't take another picture):




As for the odds and ends, the one I am puzzled by is the stock and forearm. Does anyone recognize this symbol?


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