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    1895 GBL checkering on stock horrible

    Ive recently purchased an 1895 GBL and the checkering on the stock is almost non existant. So I called marlin and they sent me a replacement. The one I received came and when I inspected it I found the checkering on this one to look like complete crap. It almost looked like it was just scratched into the wood. The grain was literally popping up making it look like a bunch of scratches. I can barely even tell there are diamonds in there. So I called again and again. Now ive ended up with three laminate stocks and a walnut stock that look like garbage. Has anyone else had this problem with yours? Maybe some suggestions also? I dont even want to deal with customer service again but on the other hand I want a good looking stock on my brand new gun. I dont expect anything less than perfect from a new gun. I cant believe they actually sent me stocks that look like this. BTW I forgot to mention about tge gouges, chips, and strap stud holes that were pre-drilled off center. Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated.

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    Yeah, Remington's wood is shaky to say the least and all of their checkering is now pressed instead of cut. Sad for sure.

    I'd suggest searching Numrich, Gun Broker, etc for an older stock. Any model pistol grip stock should fit. Matching the forearm is another matter. You could go with custom stocks from the likes of Macon, Treebone Carvings, etc. but you'll need wood working skills/tools or send it to some one.

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    Cut checkering is a skill long gone. Laminate pretty much looks like crap on almost every REP Marlin Ive seen. Its pressed so don't expect sharp anything. At least they sent you 3 replacements ! They sent me a set of Pistol grip walnut replacements for a GS straight. When I sent them back they never sent the correct ones.......Lotsa luck ! Buy some good used walnut takeoffs and forget them getting it right.

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