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Old March 27, 2012, 08:11 PM   #15
James K
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Almost certainly high quality black walnut, juglans nigra. The tree is common in North America, but it was used so heavily in furniture in the 19th and early 20th centuries that many forests were wiped out. Today, most wood used in gunstocks is English walnut, a wood lighter in both weight and color.

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