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Topic: Butt stock wood
Posted By: Frameman 1
Subject: Butt stock wood
Date Posted: August 13 2019 at 10:06pm
Can someone help me identify the coffee colored hard wood stock I’ve seen on some Isfapores?
It almost looks like a composite material of some sort.
Very dark red and a bit heavy.

Posted By: Bear43
Date Posted: August 13 2019 at 10:59pm
Dark red and heavy I think is a mahogany. I am not super knowledgeable on this but I believe the Indians used a lot of teak and mahogany woods for their stocks.

Posted By: shiloh
Date Posted: August 14 2019 at 1:05am
Indian rosewood maybe, its heavy and hard.

shoot em if you got em

Posted By: Frameman 1
Date Posted: August 14 2019 at 2:04pm
Please take a look and get your opinion ready

Posted By: Frameman 1
Date Posted: August 14 2019 at 2:28pm

Posted By: shiloh
Date Posted: August 14 2019 at 5:19pm
Well at first glance, it screams walnut to me, but without seeing it in person it`s hard to say for sure.
But more than likely some type of Indian hardwood.

shoot em if you got em

Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: August 14 2019 at 8:11pm
looks walnut to me but as you say - might be a lot of things with them , 

Posted By: englishman_ca
Date Posted: August 15 2019 at 7:59am
x2 on walnut. Imported from Turkey.

Look to your front, mark your target when it comes!

Posted By: Frameman 1
Date Posted: August 15 2019 at 8:52am
Thanks everyone, not important but I was still curious. Odd looking wood.

Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: August 15 2019 at 7:26pm
its a fine looking stick of lumber , ive never gotten too hung up on all of the bits matching , id leave it alone if it were mine , 

Posted By: Frameman 1
Date Posted: August 15 2019 at 7:42pm
I agree. It was really dry after cleaning so I added some boiled linseed oil to it and what you see is what I got.

Posted By: Pukka Bundook
Date Posted: August 16 2019 at 6:13am
Walnut I think, but to me it looks like American walnut.  (Very unlikely though)

Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: August 16 2019 at 9:22pm
the right choice for refurbing the finish - rub it in well with a soft cloth and repeat to get a lasting look , repeat as necessary to maintain , 

Posted By: Frameman 1
Date Posted: August 16 2019 at 11:51pm
 Yes! I don’t want to change anything just lubricate it a little.

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