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    Matching, walnut stocked. Trades and such and Santa's elves (Bruce and Mike) got together and this ended up under my tree.
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    more pics 42 1940 Luftwaffe
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    Top shelf. Nominated for a pic sticky! I like the 'grain' on the buttstock, they usually are much smoother than that. Is there any finish on the wood?

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    Very nice....BILL

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    Yes, beautiful piece Ham.

    Ryan, the open pores in the walnut suggests to me all orig finish and no heavy period use nor post-war tampering. The open grains is one "look" that I like to see.
    There is another orig condition I like where the pores are slightly raised,
    unmost like something has exuded from the pores.

    IMO, occluded pores on early stocks that are worn is from some build up of oil
    (perhaps ballistol or other). Bottomline, light use during the war leaves walnut
    with the open pores like on Ham's rifle.

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    Ham, nice pick-up on that one. GR

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    Thanks guys. What really floors me is the number of exceptional pieces you fellows have in your collections and share here.

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    It's in the next book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob in OHIO View Post
    Yes, beautiful piece Ham.

    Ryan, the open pores in the walnut suggests to me all orig finish and no heavy period use nor post-war tampering. The open grains is one "look" that I like to see.
    There is another orig condition I like where the pores are slightly raised,
    unmost like something has exuded from the pores.

    IMO, occluded pores on early stocks that are worn is from some build up of oil
    (perhaps ballistol or other). Bottomline, light use during the war leaves walnut
    with the open pores like on Ham's rifle.
    I am a "raised pore" lover - if I find walnut like that, I know it's relatively untouched.

    Same with open pore - little handling, never wet, not oiled excessively - but my preferrence is the raised look.

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    Wow, wish you guys just once would share the time machine with me ;) Very nice overall.

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