Woods for Stocks

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by summitsitter, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. summitsitter

    summitsitter Well-Known Member

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    Again a newbie question. Why are most stocks made from Walnut. I have a buddy who is going to build me a new stock for my Marlin 336 and I was wondering what all kinds of wood are good for stock making.
     
  2. shooter#42

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    walnut is used because it fullfills the most common properties needed for a stock. it is strong for its weight, pleasing to the eye, easy to work, and it used to be readily available and inexpensive. walnut is never a bad choice but maple, cherry, birch,have been somewhat popular at a time.
     

  3. summitsitter

    summitsitter Well-Known Member

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    Good enough answer. Thanks
     
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    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    specweldtom Well-Known Member

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    BH, many thanks for the link. I've never seen a better website for gun wood.

    Tom