Without a picture there’s no way to tell if the wood is original to the gun. Most likely if it’s original Turkish walnut, now to guess wether it’s 1/4 sawn, Turkish burl, curly Turkish, marbled Turkish, or my favorite 1/4 sawn ribbon Burl.
Would you mind explaining the term 1/4 saw?
Thanks for your time
Ex1 come from Anton in Germany?hjohn, to my knowledge which is very little according to my high school counselor. When a blank is 1/4 sawn it is cut differently at an angle out of the log. It’s a wasteful way of sawing up a log and fewer blanks can be harvested from the actual amount of wood. The blank I have pictured to my knowledge is cut like that down towards the root of the tree. Normally there’s only a blank or two that can be salvaged like that out of the stump. These blanks look good but have little strength in the wrist and normally need to be dowelled with oak or maple inside the wrist before starting. I’m risking life and limb to be padding my post count on here. But here’s a pic of how most stocks are cut.