Exhibition Crotch California Claro Walnut Rifle Stock
Claro Walnut Burl (Juglans hindsi) is a unique Walnut species that grows right around the area where Cook Woods is located. Combining beautiful violet and brownish black streaks and wild figured burl eyes, Claro walnut burl is favored for high end veneer for cars, jets, turned articles, and exquisite jewelry boxes. Most of the supply originates in orchards as either production walnut trees or wind row trees to slow the wind and show property lines. Claro Walnut Burl is a beautiful wood that is in high demand and short supply. It is dense but works and finishes well with the use of a grain sealer.
These beautiful blanks have all been aged for six years and are between 4 and 10% moisture with most being between 6 and 8 percent.
There is a check on the edge grain to the left of the W# sticker that will easily be cut away. This blank will fit most rifle styles. There are a couple bark incursions in the feather crotch near the bottom of the piece. These have 1/2" maximum depth.