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#487758 - 08/12/17 10:01 AM Re: auction win today. [Re: Mike Harrell]
keith Offline

Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 6887
The price of grain painting is pretty steep. As I recall, the price by one of the leading practitioners for grain matching a buttstock extension was around $800.00. That would go a long way toward just restocking with a better grade blank. And the fake grain painting is just a surface finish that can get scratched off on a hunting gun.

It is much better having wood higher than the surrounding metal rather than lower, so long as the inletting is sound, as noted by nitro450exp. I think it would look a just fine if it was simply re-profiled, and refinished with a nice alkanet stain and oil finish to make it look more its' age. And those cheeks look like they have enough extra material for you to practice doing drop points.
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#487759 - 08/12/17 10:05 AM Re: auction win today. [Re: Mike Harrell]
Mike Harrell Offline

Registered: 12/31/01
Posts: 3143
Loc: Alaska
Keith I was thinking the same on the extra material. I'll have to see about the grain painting once I check out the stock. I'm not a fan of blond wood. I'd be satisfied if I could get it looking like a nice dark walnut.

#487768 - 08/12/17 12:54 PM Re: auction win today. [Re: Mike Harrell]
Der Ami Offline

Registered: 07/04/12
Posts: 2419
Loc: East Alabama
Maybe you can see something with the rifle "in hand", that I can't see in the photo. It is common, if sufficient care is not taken, for lines to be altered in refinishing, but not additional wood.

Edited by Der Ami (08/12/17 12:56 PM)

#487966 - 08/16/17 06:12 AM Re: auction win today. [Re: Mike Harrell]
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Registered: 07/18/10
Posts: 523
Loc: Missouri Ozarks
Lovely rifle....gotta love those Damascus barrels!!!
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