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Old April 12, 2018, 04:46 PM   #26
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That is "French Walnut"? What makes it French Walnut and not just a fairly straight-grained piece of American Walnut? Am I missing something here?
I assume it is because it was grown in France perhaps.
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Old April 12, 2018, 07:23 PM   #27
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I assume it is because it was grown in France perhaps.
FYI: No, not only is "French Walnut" grown in France(and in other European counties), it is a particular species (Juglans regia) of walnut characterized by fairly dark and highly figured wood as used to come as standard on some Browning guns including BSS, B78, B85, etc.
What is in that picture appears to be just run-of-the-mill straight grained American Walnut (Juglans nigra) despite the snide remarks of some of the less mature here.

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Old April 14, 2018, 12:00 PM   #28
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Thanks. Obviously you know more than I about Walnut varieties, but the board was originally advertised as "French Walnut", and I bought it as such, some 55 years ago. Only repeating what the seller told me, as I had never been to France. I was not familiar with the varieties at all, at that time. I guess you couldn't trust everyone, even back then ! But, no matter to me, as I like it anyway. I honestly didn't know why he called it "French Walnut", unless as I assumed, it was grown in France ! But, I didn't know, and it doesn't matter to me. Nothing "snide" here, someone asked a question & I answered the best I could.

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Old April 15, 2018, 01:49 PM   #29
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Very likely it snuck in to up the price on all Walnut.

That was before we had a truth in lending law (or had)
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