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    Burn marks from factory stock checkering?

    Hi

    Just got a great deal (as a favour from a friend in the industry) from the Australian importer on a surplus stock set for my JM 1895GBL to replace the mismatched stock set that was on it.

    Once I opened the package and after seeing the the checkering I realised why it was a great deal and guess it was a warranty return.

    There is a very noticeable discoloration that look like burn marks so guessing they use some form of heat press to do it at the factory? Any thoughts on why it looks that way and if there is anything I can do to minimise it?

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    It looks like it was the way the laminate took the stain to me... I'd just run it...
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    That's a fine looking levergun by the way...
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    Thanks. I think so too.

    I got it second hand via an internet ad advertised as in excellent condition. However the seller didn't disclose that the stock had been replaced with one that didn't match the foregrip (plain / uncheckered vs estapol / checkered). I was trying to keep the gun original but sourcing a genuine matching walnut stock set in Australia is an expensive exercise.

    I the grey laminate is already growing on me and was such a good price I couldn't knock it back.
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    Looking for a JM marked .336 in .35Rem and a 1894 in .22WMR

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    That is how they look now with the pressed in checkering. It's not burnt----like mentioned earlier just the dark laminated layer coming through. One of my friends took a new Walnut stock with the pressed in checkering and carefully went over the lines with a checkering file and it came out real nice----like how they used to look with the hand cut checkering. Then he sealed the checkering he cut with oil and I must say it looked pretty good.
    I never bothered to do that with my newer Marlins.

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    That stocks checkering appears normal to me for laminate stocks. Many companies are going to laser checkering which does burn the wood and leaves it darkened. Not necessarily a bad look for some rifles like levers. At least it's produces decent checkering compared to Remington's cheese grader checkering. They should either laser checker their stocks of leave them smooth.

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    Typical of solid birch and laminate. Birch is notorious for inconsistent absorption of stain. Occasionally you get a beauty, most likely the stain you see was absorbed by a very spotty absorbent portions of the wood. Stained solid birch often turns out blotchy.

    Birch is slightly heavier than walnut, way cheaper, but has most of the desirable mechanical characteristics of ideal gunstock material - excepting looks.

    Kinda' like some ladies I've known. I'd walk through the valley with them but wouldn't want to be seen with them in public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunscrewguy View Post
    Typical of solid birch and laminate. Birch is notorious for inconsistent absorption of stain. Occasionally you get a beauty, most likely the stain you see was absorbed by a very spotty absorbent portions of the wood. Stained solid birch often turns out blotchy.

    Birch is slightly heavier than walnut, way cheaper, but has most of the desirable mechanical characteristics of ideal gunstock material - excepting looks.

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    Seems to be the consensus but just weird that the brown is very strong on the checkering and hardly anywhere else. Regardless it still looks way better than before so I'll live with it.
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    2009' Marlin 1894SS .44Mag (But its a good one)

    Looking for a JM marked .336 in .35Rem and a 1894 in .22WMR

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    Not Burn marks at all.............That's just the way the layers of laminate took the stains. That's cut checkering too, not Pressed.............at least that is how I perceive the photo's...............

    If you object to the look, rub a little gray stain into the checkering.

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