Seller is individual - wood comes from California Hardwood Company, aka "Calico" - MID EXHIBITION GRADE ENGLISH WALNUT 2 PIECE GUNSTOCK
Guns International #: 100988451 Seller's Inventory #:
Category: Stocks and Wood -
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Member Since: 2/2/13
Country: United States
Phone: (971) 701-0406
Number of Active Listings: 12
Total Number of Listings: 33
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Personal check, cashier's check, and money order
First off, I warranty this wood for 1 year and 10 days after I recieve your payment for it. The 10 days accounts for more than enough time for you to recieve this wood, hold it in your hands, The warranty will be stated very clearly in the bill of sale that I will both text you , email you, and send to you with the wood. The Bill of Sale will be notorized.
The significance of this wood coming from California Hardwood Company located in Santa Rosa, CA, is they don't fool around with low quality wood. They don't do anything half-ass. Their wood is the best grades of English Walnut you will find, and it comes as no suprise since 98% of all English Walnut trees in the USA are grown in California. Calico has direct access to the best trees on the planet, and that's a true statement. For years they have been stock suppliers to Weatherby with standard grade and fancy grade one piece gunstocks, and to several other manufacturers as well. However, when you visit their facility, they are intelligent and heart-warming people who love what they do and love their product and they are very proud of it, and rightly so. They are the best and they know it. And they are the only source I use or will use for my gunstock blanks because I have had trouble with other wood suppliers such as Luxus Walnut. Gunstocks from California Hardwood Company will not loose their figure when the blank gets turned into a gunstock. When you respond to this ad , I want you to ask me to send you photos of guns where I have used wood blanks from California Hardwood Company and you will be AMAZED at how well these blanks turn out. I had a $7,000 Shiloh Sharps Rifle made with mid-exhibition grade English Walnut, same grade as this gunstock, and an 1885 Winchester Highwall made with Exhibition Grade Marble-caked English Walnut. Both guns look FABULOUS! Ask to see the photos, and when I send you this wood it will be warrantied like I stated.
Picture 3 shows two small smudges of where gun oil got on the foream. Don't worry about that. It's not even 1/32nd of an inch deep into the wood and you can tell by rotating the forearm 90 degrees and looking at how thin it went in. Plus there is so much wood in this forend it will be turned down much fdeeper and further when it's made into the final product. The forend is 2.5 inches square and 14 7/8 inches long.
The buttstock portion is a total of 18 inches long, 2 1/8 inches wide top to bottom, and 6 3/4 inches tall at the buttplate.
Note the very tight straight grain going through the critical grip area. This is PERFECT! That's what you want for strength. It will come over the very top of the gunstock when turned and fade immediately into high figure. This will be one exceptionally strong, straight, highly figured gunstock and I want to see photos of it when your gun is finished. You have to do that for me. This wood has been my baby. :-) I have kept it stored in a climate controlled environment,
California Hardwood Company (Calico) air dries only their wood for 3-4 years before they put it up for sale, and this exhibition blank is no exception. You won't have to worry if it's dry enough to turn into a gunstock. It certainly is! 11 years of drying is certainly enough. Plus, I lived in Bend, Oregon at the time and that is high desert with many months , especially winter month, averaging 0 - 20 percent humidity. And it is common for them to have 20 days or more of 0 percent humidity. I had to leave there because of it, as it caused me to develop excema, which hurts when you get it bad enough.
Call me with your questions. 971-701-0406. Jeff