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Randy G Roberts 07-30-2018 03:40 PM

Wood Selection for #164542
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Well the call finally came and it's time to pick out the wood! But first a little about 164542. She was shipped in Sep. 1913 as ordered by H.D. Freeman of Atlanta, GA. as follows: DHE 12 Ga, 34" Titanic Steel barrels, with a special request for no safety, 5 lb. trigger pulls, no pitch, Silvers rubber butt, RH 265 pellets and LH 285 pellets, straight grip stock (14 x 1 3/4 x 1 5/8) with a weight of 7lb. 15 oz. When I came across her she was sitting in the owners gun rack gathering dust awaiting who knows what or when. The barrels were confirmed as good, which they still are, nothing has been touched on them and they measure good and still true to the original. As I am a push over for long barrels (not to mention, DT, SG, and no safety, GEEZ!!) a deal was struck that made a total restoration possible. This was really the only option as the stock was not salvageable. She will be restored to the exact dimensions in the letter which I can actually shoot.As previously mentioned the call came in, time to pick out some wood. I was sent numerous examples and have narrowed it down to 2 in my mind. My goal is to select wood that would be right at the top end for a DH.I am going to attach some pics and would be interested in your thoughts. Blank #5 is over the top for a DH but it sure gets your attention. I will attach blank #1 in this post and the remainders will follow if I get this right.

Randy G Roberts 07-30-2018 03:41 PM

Blank #2
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Blank #2

Randy G Roberts 07-30-2018 03:42 PM

Blank #3
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Blank #3

Randy G Roberts 07-30-2018 03:45 PM

Blank #5
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Blank #5--This is the last one, I did not include #4 as I have eliminated it as a contender.

Mills Morrison 07-30-2018 03:55 PM

I like 1 and 2 the most

Daryl Corona 07-30-2018 04:09 PM

# 1.

Craig Larter 07-30-2018 04:25 PM

I like 1

Stephen Hodges 07-30-2018 04:37 PM

#1 in my book

Patrick Lien 07-30-2018 04:43 PM

It looks like the dog's are focused on #5 and I agree with them.


Brian Dudley 07-30-2018 06:24 PM

Number 1 and 2 are more appropriate for the gun and are closer to what could have originally been on the gun.

Number 5 nice, but too modern looking. Number 3 just doesnt have good grain for the head.

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