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Blanks for sale

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by turmite, Sep 8, 2011.

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  1. turmite

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    I have two stock blanks I am testing the market with to see what kind of prices they might bring. The marble english is large enough for a shotgun set, though maybe not one of the large butt stock designs.

    Asking price for the english is???????


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    These are for sale, but I need help with price that represents value both for me and for the buyer. If this works, I will have about 40 of these for sale, some much higher grade, some a little less, but most about the same.

    Pm me if interested.

    Mike
     
  2. DB Bill

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    I don't think you'll get a lot of money for a blank that is 95% beautiful color and grain that will make into a nice stock with a big honkin blonde pistol grip.

    If you can get a big enough blank to do a 2-piece stock and FE you'll do well as long as they are thick enough ---- closer to 3" than 2 1/2" and they don't have any off-color section.
     
  3. turmite

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    Thanks DB,

    That is why I came here with the blanks....info and help.

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Mike
     
  4. Customstox

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    Mike, the English walnut blank will make a fantastic straight stock. The sapwood kills it for a pistol grip stock. Take a look at Paul and Sharon Dressels web site (www.dressels.com)and look for similar stocks. You will have to look in the $1500 and up category. I bought about 5 years ago that was similar in a pawn shop that had the same look (feathered crotch) for $250 and Sharon said it was worth around $1200. I think yours is a lot better.

    Claro is not worth as much as English and I don't really care for it for building stocks but it has some wonderful colors and that one is right up there. I don't have a good grasp of the price of Claro but I would guess you are north of $600 for that one and that may be conservative.
     
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    Customstox thank you for your info and encouragement. I am testing the waters here to see if there is any need in my jumping into this deal. I have made stocks full time since 1989, though not shotgun related. To show you that an old dog can learn new tricks, I always liked the sapwood on a piece. I never really thought about it detracting from the piece or the price, but after reading yours and DB's comments, I see I was most likely "mis-thought". Now mind you, I was not wrong, I just "mis-thought"!! lol

    I have someone already interested in the rifle blank so my main interest is in help with the english.

    Custom, give me a ball park of what this blank might be worth, just not at a pawn shop....I couldn't stand that!

    Mike
     
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    Are the stocks dry? Moisture and how long have they been cut? Let me know what you want for the english blank? esetter5@me.com
     
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    esetter the stocks are dry but I can't give you a m/c at the moment. I should be able to get them to a friend's place about Tue or Wed and can pin them then. His meters do use the twin pin probes.

    Assuming the m/c is to your liking, I will take $500 for this blank with shipping included via USPS priority.

    Mike
     
  8. SirMissalott

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    I was wondering why anyone would want to buy blanks,although every time I shoot I swear I have a half box of blanks. Oh well bump for some pretty lumber.
     
  9. turmite

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    Thanks for the bump Sir. I think folks buy blanks for two reasons. One, they need them, and second, they want them! ;) Some people buy for investments, especially if the blanks are green.

    I did get these two in my possesion last night. Both are spectular in person. The English is actually long enough to make a short rifle stock, ie something like for a Rem. 7 or other smaller rifle. The Claro rilfe blank will make a full size rifle stock.

    Mike
     
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