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#628803 04/17/23 12:39 PM
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What is the purpose of stock wood being above the adjacent metal on some guns?

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I guess that can be a loaded question, two possibilities that come to my mind are
One, the stock maker wasn’t that good
Two, enough wood was left for future refinishing.

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I've heard that it was done to facilitate future refinishing of the stock wood, which might include some sanding.
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wood also shrinks over the years. Many antique firearms that have not had their stocks refinished are below the metal.

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Commonly referred to as "proud wood".
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Originally Posted by RARiddell
...Two, enough wood was left for future refinishing.

Bingo!


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