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How do you guys spot stock sanding?


Senior Member
Great question. I have several. I look at the abrasion marks on the stock. Production sanding marks are different than post war tampering. I look at wood depth at the stock lug. I look for abrasion marks on the butt plate and stock lug.

I smell the stock...LOL...


Senior Member
Rounded edges, particularly by the bolt cut out and the edge of the channel of the stock. Obliterated proofs, improper colors to the finish etc.

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