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Huss
April 09, 2017, 12:16
This was the box of Indian marked stocks I purchased awhile back. Got them all out today and cleaned to get the grime off. Several marked D62, some faintly marked D62, some B 1961, a B 1960. 3-4 are really long, one marked L. Some very short, one marked S. Some look Walnut to me. Several have factory repairs to the fronts. Few need some major work. Top 2 turned sideways are beyond repair. The sun is bringing out the oil in the stocks I think. They all appear to be British stocks with Indian markings. With the way the British wood is going they may be worth more to strip completely and repair the few that need it.


http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w470/Huss6634/0938DCA9-800E-4DA3-8212-2DCB32D37DF8_zpsynegpto8.jpg

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w470/Huss6634/6509D9FC-12D9-443C-BA2F-411321D0125D_zpsuhqgvemw.jpg

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w470/Huss6634/271E780C-BBEB-4014-ADB6-367C7C31C72E_zpsnszfvjtm.jpg

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w470/Huss6634/8049A130-99F7-435B-85CA-B3AC244B7F84_zpsaxbe8vz8.jpg[/QUOTE]

sparkeyboaz
April 09, 2017, 13:21
Wow!
That last picture with the tiger stripped stock is Awsom!

Huss
April 09, 2017, 13:26
Wow!
That last picture with the tiger stripped stock is Awsom!

Thanks!! It would look amazing redone in the right hands. Those hands aren't mine for sure...lol

denny
April 09, 2017, 14:29
Yellow hand is the man for that job.

Huss
April 09, 2017, 14:50
Yellow hand is the man for that job.

Definitely! Sent him a PM.

I love the Hindu markings, but as an Indian stock they really have no value.

4markk
April 09, 2017, 18:57
Those are not really repairs. The Brits factory retrofit the biscuits to reinforce the front to prevent cracking. In my opinion, the reinforcement significantly increases the value, since it corrects one of the problems with these stocks.

Looks like a few have some really nice Tiger striping. They will look amazing when refinished.

Huss
April 09, 2017, 19:18
Those are not really repairs. The Brits factory retrofit the biscuits to reinforce the front to prevent cracking. In my opinion, the reinforcement significantly increases the value, since it corrects one of the problems with these stocks.

That retrofit was done on several of these. Thanks for that information, I had no idea. These stocks should look real nice refinished. They will have to be stripped to get the Indian grime and markings off. Thinking of tung oil finish on them.

def90
April 09, 2017, 19:49
I would just sell them as is..

and the writing is Bengali not Hindu

Huss
April 09, 2017, 20:11
I would just sell them as is..

and the writing is Bengali not Hindu

Bengali....noted

May sell some of them as is, but I have no idea what one is worth like this.


There's yours. Bengali for def90
http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w470/Huss6634/0A9A7011-A604-46E0-A62E-9068227867C3_zpsubhhxurs.jpg

sparkeyboaz
April 09, 2017, 22:06
Bengali....noted

May sell some of them as is, but I have no idea what one is worth like this.


There's yours. Bengali for def90
http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w470/Huss6634/0A9A7011-A604-46E0-A62E-9068227867C3_zpsubhhxurs.jpg

It took me a minute but I finally notice your reference!
LOL

jam762
April 10, 2017, 06:34
Looks like a few Aussies in there?
Third stock in first row.
Sixth stock in second row.
Second stock in third row.
First stock in fourth row.

Regardless of origin, you have nice pile of wood there sir!

Huss
May 02, 2017, 09:04
Update on these stocks

Amazing stock repair and restoration by our very own FF member Yellowhand. I just had to show off his hard work!!


http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w470/Huss6634/ED2A351F-898B-4929-8A6A-04C5B8D758AE_zpspairehw9.jpg

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w470/Huss6634/8049A130-99F7-435B-85CA-B3AC244B7F84_zpsaxbe8vz8.jpg


Stocks after restoring by Yellowhand..

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w470/Huss6634/5D28E75C-DA26-47D1-91B6-6BAABE1140EB_zpsy0sks3rk.jpg

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w470/Huss6634/DFE89CB0-7271-4A71-B2AA-6EFD8C98562E_zpsssx4q5kz.jpg

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w470/Huss6634/FC5CD91E-301E-429A-A814-C8C7234D2979_zps1tuye223.jpg

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w470/Huss6634/F801032B-D34B-4BFB-827F-26A1C08362FB_zpsevweo5jt.jpg

Thanks again Yellowhand!!

SteelonSteel
May 21, 2017, 07:32
He Cleaned them up very well and kept them looking legit. Nice
Job.

I wonder if his moniker is from wood stain imbedded in those working hands.

RG Coburn
May 21, 2017, 08:02
That stripped stock has that Tasmanian Tiger thing going on..

Oprod67
May 21, 2017, 12:13
I have a question for Huss, Flypaper, or one of the many L1A1 "stock experts" out there who can probably fill me in with all the relevant details. In the second and third pictures at the very beginning of this post, you can clearly see cut lines on each side of the bottom of the stock comb. These cuts extend over onto the top of the comb as well--almost as if you could remove the entire middle section of the stock after the cuts were made. I noticed a similar set of cuts on one of the stocks I purchased from Huss, and also on another L1A1 stock that i have had boxed away for a couple of years. I'm trying to determine when and where were these cuts made--by the factory at the time of original production, or later as some type of depot repair. Was this an "Indian thing", a "British thing", or was this just the way some stocks were made? Aside from idle curiosity, I am also trying to get a feel for how sturdy these "repairs" (if that is what they really are) tend to be. Any information about this issue would be greatly appreciated.....Thanks, Oprod67

gunplumber
May 21, 2017, 12:41
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gunplumber
May 21, 2017, 12:46
I have a question for Huss, Flypaper, or one of the many L1A1 "stock experts" out there who can probably fill me in with all the relevant details. In the second and third pictures at the very beginning of this post, you can clearly see cut lines on each side of the bottom of the stock comb. These cuts extend over onto the top of the comb as well--almost as if you could remove the entire middle section of the stock after the cuts were made. I noticed a similar set of cuts on one of the stocks I purchased from Huss, and also on another L1A1 stock that i have had boxed away for a couple of years. I'm trying to determine when and where were these cuts made--by the factory at the time of original production, or later as some type of depot repair. Was this an "Indian thing", a "British thing", or was this just the way some stocks were made? Aside from idle curiosity, I am also trying to get a feel for how sturdy these "repairs" (if that is what they really are) tend to be. Any information about this issue would be greatly appreciated.....Thanks, Oprod67

Slip patches. Common repair. Patch glued cross-grain to crack.

Can be 1/8" slivers, or dove-tails. Also, #6 or #8 brass allthread.

These were done after the fact, while the cross-grain inserts at the front were sometimes done retroactively, and sometimes on new wood.

Huss
May 21, 2017, 12:55
Those are not really repairs. The Brits factory retrofit the biscuits to reinforce the front to prevent cracking. In my opinion, the reinforcement significantly increases the value, since it corrects one of the problems with these stocks.

Looks like a few have some really nice Tiger striping. They will look amazing when refinished.

This was posted above. I would say it makes them stronger, as that was the purpose of the retrofitting. Hope this helps and you enjoy your stock! :)

Oprod67
May 22, 2017, 00:35
Thanks to Gunplumber, Huss and 4markk for the additional information. The "repair" or retrofit done to the stock I purchased was extremely well done. In, fact I couldn't even see the cut lines until I started adding a few coats of pure tung oil, and they were a little more visible when the oil was applied. I agree with 4markk that they should provide additional strength against future splits in that area. I appreciate the prompt responses to my question, and apologize for not reading all of the posts prior to my question--I think I was confusing this thread with another thread about the sale of these stocks.....or I'm just getting old and confused.

yellowhand
May 22, 2017, 00:48
Thanks to Gunplumber, Huss and 4markk for the additional information. The "repair" or retrofit done to the stock I purchased was extremely well done. In, fact I couldn't even see the cut lines until I started adding a few coats of pure tung oil, and they were a little more visible when the oil was applied. I agree with 4markk that they should provide additional strength against future splits in that area. I appreciate the prompt responses to my question, and apologize for not reading all of the posts prior to my question--I think I was confusing this thread with another thread about the sale of these stocks.....or I'm just getting old and confused.

It gets even more confusing as you work with this wood, trust me.:biggrin:
The reinforcements up front on the Brit stocks are not always present with the really old ones.
Got a couple here without them.