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Old 01-04-2010, 07:50 PM
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Now, what kind of wood is this fellas????
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:53 PM
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Looks like walnut from here, but you really have to look closely at the actual grain. Walnut will appear to be a bit "coarser" and have "open" grain ends visible. Birch will appear to have extremely smooth grains... at least what I remember from my Daddy teaching me some woodworking skills....
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:05 PM
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Tired, go to my other pic-post and look at the second and third pics.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:09 PM
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Your other pics look like my birch stock. My birch stock has a rough feel compared to my walnut stock. Probably not sanded as much.

Birch


Walnut

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Old 01-04-2010, 10:29 PM
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I am not sure based on the pictures. I did compare both pics from both of your post with pics of my current walnut stocks and an old birch that I had at one time. I think everyone is leaning towards birch because it is an M2 potbelly. The outer finish is what is so confusing. Why don't you remove the carbine from the stock then inspect the wood on the inside of the cutout area. Since it is usually unfinished, it may give you a better idea of the grain and cell structure with which to identify the wood. You can kinda do a "scratch and sniff" test if the interior wood is dry and unfinished. Does the grain of the handguard match the grain of the stock????

I knew I should have majored in Woodworking, but I opted for a B.S. in Underwater Basketweaving - see where it got me????
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:39 PM
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No tired, the handguard is Walnut, that I can tell. I've heard there's two kinds of walnut they used ,Sap-wood and heartwood I think. One's supposed to be alot lighter than the other. But, this stuff doesn't even look like walnut.
It's an HI, somebody at Hillerich probably got carried away and made this one out of Ash!!!LOL!!!
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