Natural reddish hues in walnut?

MagnumManiac

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Hi all,
After some advice.
I am building yet another Mauser ‘98 custom and am looking for a exhibition grade walnut stock that has natural reddish tones through it, just like the Winchester Super Grades of the pre ‘64 era.
I have discussed this venture with Roger Vardy here in Australia, great bloke.
He says orange hues are more common and Claro tends to have reddish hues but I want English if available. Black walnut also gives off red, as shown by Ruger No. 1’s etc.
Does anybody know of another blank stocker that could possibly have that type of walnut?
My google searches have failed me.

Cheers.
 

Trnelson

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Search for cinnamon walnut. It happens due to a higher than normal iron content in the soil. Not a localized phenomenon, can just be that the tree grew up around a rusting piece of equipment. I have turned quite a bit of it over the years. Very striking.
 

Trnelson

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Certainly, you should be able to hunt it down pretty easily. Especially since you won’t require a very large piece
 

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