If we had such a thing as ”post of the year”, I’d nominate yours.
Please take lots of pictures and share your project with us. I’m excited for you!!
Awesome, thank you guys!Smokey, i stocked a newfangled rifle that cant be mentioned here in a mannliker(sp) full length cherry. In my eyes it was beautifull. Though after 8-10 years i had to bed the barrel to stop creep to the left. Cherry works easy, checkers/carves well. Go man go!
the fact that we don’t know of a surviving cherry stocked SMR is meaningless. What that proves is 1) it may never been done2) it was rare. We can’t prove 1 because we do not have every SMR ever made. 2 explains why we don’t have one.Well maybe... just this one time... even though I am a traditionalist (hence why I asked this question to begin with) I might go ahead and just do it.
Cherry is calling my name. i now know it is not the correct wood for the style, and some don’t like it at all. But I don’t know... I think even if I went with a historically correct choice I’d be pining for the cherry stock, and an SMR is all that’s on the radar right now for the moment.
In the military we have a term now called “just send it bro” where you do something without overthinking it and sometimes going with your gut. Right now, I’m thinkin’ about just sendin’ it...
Cliff from Organ. I. Got the walnut but it came damaged so they replaced it with a ex fancy maple awesome the kit is excellent.I am going to buy a Kibler’s Southern Mountain flintlock kit and have been curiously drawn to wood for the stock.
Everybody and his brother has a stock and they are so beautiful of course, but I love the fact how cherry ages gracefully over time and just think it’s pretty great looking! I live in Las Vegas and we have a ton ofall year round and it shouldn’t take long to age naturally to a nice color. I would not be using any lye or other surface treatments for this reason, and think it’d be fun to watch it darken over time. Kind of like watching Sea Monkeys grow up but way cooler!
But was it ever actually used on a Southern Mountain type rifle? Thanks!
Excellent, Cliff. Looks very nice. Apparently this kit is easier than most others so figured it’d be ideal for me since I am brand new to building.Cliff from Organ. I. Got the walnut but it came damaged so they replaced it with a ex fancy maple awesome the kit is excellent.
I agree, an "aged" finish on the iron parts would look good with the cherry stock... Or with maple, walnut, butternut, pecan....I am investigating the various aged “grayed” type finishes people have used, that might look really nice with the cherry especially after it ages some. The rifle I posted earlier in this thread looks very nice with that aged metal finish.