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Stock wood choice?

anderskandersk Member Posts: 3,627 ✭✭
I'm going to be building a muzzle loader from a kit ... the standard wood offered is maple, but cherry and walnut are offered as an option.

[?][?][?]What would be your choice? [?][?][?] (This is for a "Hopkins & Allen Underhammer.")


  • allen griggsallen griggs Member Posts: 35,149 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I built my Tennessee Mountain Rifle from a kit, and it came with cherry wood. It has a nice grain and curl to it, it is a beautiful stock.
    Of course walnut is one of the classic gunstocks too.
  • He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 50,935 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Kinda depends upon the type rifle. Iffn it is a eastern flinter I would go with maple, but if a Hawken/plains/trade rifle, I would go with Walnut. Cherry I would save for furniture. Just my .02, have fun whichever and show us a pic of the finished rifle!
  • anderskandersk Member Posts: 3,627 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    OK, if it depends on the type of rifle ... I'm going to build a Hopkins & Allen Underhammer long gun. Thanks for the input. I'm going to place my order pretty soon.[:)]
  • He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 50,935 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Maple or Cherry, take your pick for which color of pretty you want.
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