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Gary Carmichael Sr 08-18-2016 03:36 PM

The Wonderful world of Wood
 
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I don't think Rich will mind if I show his wonderful Gunners gun, along with my Matties gun to show what I think are two of the most beautiful pieces of wood I have seen in a long time! gary

Rich Anderson 08-21-2016 10:17 PM

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I don't mind at all. I love nice wood as well so I'll share a couple more

Dean Romig 08-21-2016 11:39 PM

That second one is your H&H 20 bore, right Rich?





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Rich Anderson 08-22-2016 07:57 AM

That's right Dean. The first one is a restock of a Fox up graded to XE 16, the third is the custom 275 Rigby, fourth is an up graded AAHE 28 and the last is a custom Ruger #1 7MM-08.

Bill Holcombe 08-23-2016 04:52 PM

Thanks for sharing! Its these pictures right here that make me want to freshen up a dark but original finish parker stock so that you can see the grain again and not just a dark dirty stock that has original finish.

Rich Anderson 08-23-2016 05:37 PM

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Bill here are a couple before and after photos of a GHE 20 that I freshened up the wood. Scrape off a 100 years of dirt and crud and you might be surprised at what you find.

Bill Holcombe 08-23-2016 05:39 PM

I had seen that post before and thank you again for showing it. So you don't have an issue with cleaning up a dark dirty stock to see the grain again even if it means removing "original" finish?

Rich Anderson 08-23-2016 05:44 PM

I've had this gun for several years and the finish was sticky and it was just cruddy looking so I had it tuned up some. I like it better now and I don't think it hurts the value. I showed it to the person I bought it from and he couldn't believe it and said he buy it back at a handsome profit. Needless to say I wasn't interested as a Damascus barreled 20 isn't that easy to come by.

Dean Romig 08-23-2016 05:56 PM

Very nice Rich!

But I certainly wouldn't do it to a gun that exhibited at least 70% or 80% of its original condition.






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Rich Anderson 08-23-2016 06:03 PM

I wouldn't either but this one IMHO needed and benefitted from some TLC. You could scrape the finish off with a fingernail:eek:


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