walnut timber for gunstocks

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    Good day all, how's it hanging?

    I'm looking for expressions of interest from anyone who would be interested in walnut for gun stock purposes.. I have some 100 year old English walnut trees that I would consider partially harvesting for such a reason. English walnut trees of this age are very rare in Australia. I also have 100 year old California Black Walnut trees that I would consider partially harvesting as well.

    I look forward to your responses.
    cheers and have a mighty fine day

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    Considering the curing times involved you're looking at a fairly long term project there koolman.

    A few links:

    "The Proper Drying of Gunstock Blanks"

    "Drying and Sawing Tips for Gun Stocks"

    "Drying Walnut for Gunstock?"

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    • #3
      Maybe Roger Vardy would be interested?

      Roger Vardy Stockwood

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        I see on used guns the walnut blanks pull a bit of $, maybe sell them as blanks that 'require curing' .

    • #4
      Thank you everyone. I appreciate your responses. I think what I might do is prepare a few blanks, take some photos, and throw them up on the classifieds or usedguns or something like that. It's hard to know what to ask for them dollar wise, but I suppose that'll depend on the uniqueness of the grain, but I know there will be no question of the quality.

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