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    Reshape, smooth sand it, stain, varnish, and move on with life. They're using a very good grade of walnut, they just don't treat it right.

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    Pickle Farmer, you are so right about the checkering but I would even go farther and say remlins wood is a joke when it comes to fit. The new remlins I examine every time I go to a gun shop have been very bad. The butstocks are uneven from side to side and the fit to the recoil area on the action is quite often non existent. I don't know where the recoil is being absorbed but on a lot of the ones I have seen it isn't where it is supposed to be, several I have looked at I can slide a business card between the stock and the flat side of the recoil area all the way to the tang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob42049 View Post
    Reshape, smooth sand it, stain, varnish, and move on with life. They're using a very good grade of walnut, they just don't treat it right.

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    I am planning to remove the checkering on my 336. The fore end has a lot of wood I can remove but I think the pistol grip area is going to take a lot of work to taper the wood removal to the rest of the stock to make it look good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lever Jac View Post
    I am planning to remove the checkering on my 336. The fore end has a lot of wood I can remove but I think the pistol grip area is going to take a lot of work to taper the wood removal to the rest of the stock to make it look good.
    It will be easy if you take your time, and only use Sand paper...........A wood rasp will cut too deep too quickly...........

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    Agreed ! I don’t care for any checkering on leverguns and don’t like bad checkering on any gun.
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    I think I will try this because even if I do a "Bubba" job it really won't look any worse than it already does.

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    Sand it smooth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawlerbrook View Post
    Agreed ! I don’t care for any checkering on leverguns and don’t like bad checkering on any gun.
    Agreed, Marlins are fine with no checkering and Remlin could cut cost and heaven forbid, raise quality by just stopping the checkering.
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    It appears as thought the checkering has been stamped with a dull instrument.
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    They seem to respond better to a phone call rather than email. If you want to see if they'll send you another stock, call them. I bought an 1895 CB a couple years ago that had a split in the front of the buttstock where it slides up around the tang. I called them, explained the situation, and they sent me a new buttstock very quickly. I have a 336ss 30-30 that has very pretty walnut. But yes the checkering does leave a lot to be desired compared to the JM ones. I read somewhere that it's some kind of laser cutting that makes the checkering but it ends up rounding off the points somehow so it isn't as sharp and clean looking/feeling. Definitely would look better if left smooth. My CB looks really good with it's smooth stock.
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