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Favorite checkering pattern

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by gun fitter, Jul 18, 2008.

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  1. gun fitter

    gun fitter TS Member

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    I'm curious what people like in the way of checkering. Do you like the factory style or a custom pattern and if so what type. If you have photos of your favorite gun here's your chance to show it off.

    Joe
     
  2. Jerry944t

    Jerry944t Well-Known Member

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    How is this by Chris Vendel.
     
  3. Jerry944t

    Jerry944t Well-Known Member

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    Forgot the forend.
     
  4. gun fitter

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    It's OK LOL very nice!
     
  5. Hitapair

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    Nice stuff, Jerry!! A real knock out.

    I've always liked Winchester B carved whther on a 12 or a 21.
     
  6. Jerry944t

    Jerry944t Well-Known Member

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    I actually like checkering that fits the quality of the wood. More elaborate patterns for highly figured wood and nicely done point checkering for the plainer straight grained stocks.

    Fancy checkering is a luxury just like highly figured wood.

    More than the pattern the quality is number one. Boarderless with no over runs impresses me.
     
  7. recurvyarcher

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    Checkering hurts my hands. I didn't put any on my new stock.
     
  8. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    I have Wenig's highest-grade English on my KX5 and went with their "deluxe" high-gloss finish but standard checkering pattern. I thought some of their ultra-fancy ones were too gaudy and liked the way the standard pattern mimicked Krieghoff's checkering.

    Ed
     
  9. Rebsmith

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    I've always had a thing about the Winchester B grade checkering like Hitapair. I have seen some absolutely georgeous checkering but why do I see stock finish in the checkering. Checkering is supposed to be the last thing that is done to a stock and when it's done, a little stock finish should be brushed in so it stays clean.

    Jere Cossaboom
     
  10. KEYBEAR

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    This was done about 16 years ago by a lady that at the time was just getting a good start in checkering .
     
  11. cubancigar2000

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    Every time I see one of Cindy Devault's jobs I think I like it then I see another one of hers and I like it too. She is tops
     
  12. PhantomTrapp

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    As far as factory guns go, the new Browning 625 Sporting is hard to beat! It's awesome especially for a factory model!
    -Phantom
     
  13. BrowningGal

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    I agree. I'm totally in love with the new Browning 625, and the checkering is the main reason.
     
  14. gun fitter

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    Do you have a picture of the 625 checkering
     
  15. PhantomTrapp

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    Here you go gun fitter, also check out Browning's page on it for a few more pictures.
    -Phantom
     
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