While cutting this rifle stock from a highly figured blank of Turkish Walnut, we encountered a foreign object trapped within the wood. Much like the grain of sand that irritates the oyster to make the pearl, this stone was ‘swallowed’ by the root and stump of the 150 year old tree as it grew. The stone likely was the cause of the resulting burl and beautiful wood grain around it, and while most production factories would throw it away and start over, our customer loves the fact that he is getting more natural beauty than anticipated. As in life, the most long term desirable lovely results don’t result from easy life, and calm conditions. The trees we want for the most impressive gunstocks come from places where the winds were strong, the ground tough, the weather brutal…hardship in the long run yields a much more valuable end product. Stay tuned as we finish this one out, and see what our ‘defect’ polishes out to look like.
On a recent journey north, we decided to take a slight detour to stop in Lebanon, PA to visit Ron Shirks Shooting Supply. Having heard they had an amazing animal display, and being a family of animal loving hunters, we decided to check it out. The Shirks’ showroom was filled with incredible animals from multiple continents! We were amazed.
Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Shirk, for allowing us to drop by, for showing us all the animals (throwing in a few hunting stories here and there), and making us feel so welcome!
Zebra wood is such a distinctly unique and stunningly beautiful type of wood. Who wouldn’t want a Damascus steel blade with a Zebra wood handle, completed by a custom leather sheath? Indeed, it’s drop-dead gorgeous.
Be sure to investigate this Turkish Walnut Prone Hook Varmint stock!
(Shown with optional Reminton 700 .308 LTR.)
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Just released on the guns page, you’ll want to be sure to check out this tactical beauty!
Drop-Dead Gorgeous. Amazingly Accurate.
“Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?”
Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Jonathan Elliot, ed. 1836, vol. 3, p.168
“No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms [within his own lands].”
Proposed Constitution for Virginia – Fair Copy, Section IV:Rights, Private and Public, June 1776; The Works of Thomas Jefferson, Federal Edition, Editor: Paul Leicester Ford, (New York and London, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1904-5); Vol. 2
.300 Win Mag NIB Remington 798 on Walnut AI Stock
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Price valid through 12:59pm on December 24, 2015 and does not include shipping or tax.
“I received my Winchester M70 375 yesterday, and all I can say is ‘wow’! The figure and marbling in the English Walnut is gorgeous. The pictures you sent don’t do it justice. To see it in person is something else. The execution on the checkering, especially the fleur-de-lis patter, is flawless.
The gun balances well, and the LOP is perfect. It’s nice to know that something that looks so good, will also function and perform so well.
I just wanted to thank you for another job well done. You guys are definitely the “go-to” folks when it comes to a beautiful wood stock that performs flawlessly.”