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Old 10-12-2017, 09:47 AM   #1
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Just came across a for sale ad for this Parker Reproduction 28 gauge gun. I think it has the most unusual wood that I have ever seen. I really like it. I am not going to buy the gun. It can be found on the Trap shooters for sale forum.
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I like it, too; very striking. If you happen to purchase the gun please add the pics to the "Let's See Some Wood" thread.

The wood on this gun is somewhat reminiscent of the wood on Pete Hiatt's Superposed shown in this article he wrote:
http://doublegunshop.com/phiatt2.htm
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Looks like a sapwood inclusion. Personally, I don't care for it but it is most definitely unique.
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I'm surprised they would use a blank with that much sapwood.
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What does the forend look like, does it match?

The grain on the right side of that gun is fantastic!
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Can someone give me a brief education as to what sapwood is.
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Sapwood is the outer layer of wood on a tree. On walnut it is lighter in color than the heartwood (cream to yellow as opposed to brown on the heartwood). It is also typically softer.
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What does the forend look like, does it match?

The grain on the right side of that gun is fantastic!
There are no good pictures of the forend
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What does the forend look like, does it match?

The grain on the right side of that gun is fantastic!
The grain on the left side is also "fantastic" !

Both sides seem a great match; a pre-requisite in the determination of AAA / exhibition grade wood.

It's such a shame about the sapwood .... it's presence renders the wood 'worthless' / very 'ordinary' in my book.
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It's such a shame about the sapwood .... it's presence renders the wood 'worthless' / very 'ordinary' in my book.
Geez, it's only survived a little over a third of a century -- think it'll make it to the end of the year?
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