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Old 05-02-2021, 10:10 PM
WinterRanger WinterRanger is offline
 
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Default Birch or Walnut

Guys this is a Ď45 Inland with serial number in the 6.3 range. Iím trying to determine if the stock is birch or walnut. There is no question the carbine hasnít had very much use. But I canít tell what the wood is.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2cBxS6SPDVEH57NX9
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Old 05-03-2021, 12:00 AM
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any pictures of the grain?

Facially it appears walnut
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Old 05-03-2021, 06:17 AM
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It’s walnut.
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Old 05-03-2021, 07:02 AM
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any pictures of the grain?

Facially it appears walnut
https://photos.app.goo.gl/opeEgz6U8Zp12iKj7
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Old 05-03-2021, 07:55 AM
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Ditto on the Walnut. Nice looking carbine would love to see more detailed pictures of it. Does the stock have the long barrel channel?
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Old 05-03-2021, 08:31 AM
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The transition from a type 2 band to a type 3 band occurred somewhere in the mid 6.3 Inlands. Probably 50 to 100K mixed use. So if the serial number is larger than 6.33+/- the type 3 band could be original. If it has a 10 or 11-44 barrel, (common for 6.3 Inlands) it could be manufactured in Nov. or Dec. 1944. It would be a 1945 manufacture if it has a 1-45 barrel which would be unusual for a 6.3.

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Old 05-03-2021, 08:59 AM
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The transition from a type 2 band to a type 3 band occurred somewhere in the mid 6.3 Inlands. Probably 50 to 100K mixed use. So if the serial number is larger than 6.33+/- the type 3 band could be original. If it has a 10 or 11-44 barrel, (common for 6.3 Inlands) it could be manufactured in Nov. or Dec. 1944. It would be a 1945 manufacture if it has a 1-45 barrel which would be unusual for a 6.3.
Barrel is indeed 11/44 barrel. Also in the pictures Iíve seen there are no barrel marks from removing an old type 2 band and placing a new type 3 one on like my repro has.
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Old 05-06-2021, 12:13 PM
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Walnut. The open pores give it away immediately. I'm not sure they even cartouched birch stocks with the Ordnance Wheel stamp.
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