AAA+ Figured Claro Walnut Gun Blank

Claro Walnut (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 with the browns or Eastern walnut (Juglans Nigra). Claro walnut and English walnut have been favored for high end rifles and shotguns by many over the years. They are also used for guitars of various kinds and many other applications including fine furniture, boxes, and high quality turned items. Most of the supply originates in orchards as either production walnut trees (English grafted to the Claro roots) or wind row trees to slow the wind and show property lines (Claro without graft). Claro is a beautiful wood that is in high demand and short supply. Claro Walnut is dense but works and finishes well with the use of a grain sealer. Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.  Dried for a 3+ years.  Individual moisture contents noted on each blank in addition to the grade.  Rough or live edges present on many.  Many of these are priced 30-50% less than rifle companies selling upgrades.W15530: A couple of incursions on one face.  A Weatherby Mark IV or similar large rifle stock will easily fit.  6% moisture.
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Walnut; Claro