Hagstoz, 1" gold filled disc, 22 gauge, whatever that is, $178.00. They are a great source for "stuff". Thanks for the reference.
Most everyone that sells precious metal in sheet and wire form will post the thicknesses in Brown & Sharpe gauge.
22gauge in B&S is .025"
Larger the B&S gauge,,the smaller dia in .000"
I bought all of my wire and sheet in thickness/diameter in 20, 24, 26, 28 & 30 ga
That filled the necessary wire dia thicknesses for the work. Sheet stock the same.
For a stock oval,,most are 14k or 18k on older guns. It takes wear well and still looks good.
24k (pure 100% gold) is nice but engraving can be worn easily because of the soft nature of the metal.
To figure the % of pure gold in an alloy of gold,,simply make a fraction of the Alloy/24.
14k gold is 14/24 ths gold. The remainder is the alloy metal. Can be copper, silver,, lots of different metals to give it different shades of yellow and even red and green hints in the 14k and 18k range.
10k gold is 10/24 ths gold,,the remainder alloy metal.
I supplied the 10k stock ovals w/the pin soldered to the back of them for a time in the early 2000's. They were retailed by Galazans and I think Brownells carried them too.
The basic punched out oval I sourced from Hagstoz back then.
I beveled the outer edge to make inletting easier, bent the flat oval into it's curved shape in the simple die I made.
Then soft soldered the brass pin to the back of each.
Circumstances changed and I didn't supply them anymore. Don't know who does now or if they are still being sold.
A quick check of Galazans website only shows a brass and a nickle silver oval.
Here's the B&S gauge #'s and the .000" from the wire and sheet I generally use
I haven't bought any 'supplies' in quite a while. Working on my current stock hoping to dwindle it down at about the same rate as I am.