Friday, September 20, 2013

Like I Realized Something Was Lost

Something occurs...

Nobody will ever make a Rifle with wood furniture for a .mil issue weapon ever again.  And that, in a way, is a shame.

I like walnut so.  Not to hard, not too soft, not too heavy, not too light, and a handsome brown color. 

This has also been true for the US since before I was born.  It's kinda a shame.

9 comments:

Daniel Watters said...

Wood furniture just doesn't lend itself to easy clean up after it has been slimed by NBC contaminants. Then there is the whole issue of sourcing enough quality wood appropriate to the application.

Laura said...

yet another reason i cherish my prewar Mauser. the stock is rather nice. feels nice, too.

Robert Fowler said...

I'm a traditionalist. Except for my "evil black rifles", I think a rifle should be a deep blue color and set into a good walnut stock. There's just something about that combination.

Arthur said...

Personallly, I'll take inexpensive, dimensionally stable and rot resistant any day of the week.

Arthur said...

Heh, since I just watched The Andromeda Strain last night I should add an asterisk to 'rot resistant' - until a new form of rot evolves. :P

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Walnut IS rot resistant.

Arthur said...

"inexpensive, dimensionally stable and rot resistant"

It's one of those "pick any two" sorts of deals.

Travis Lerol said...

I'm a big fan of lugging less weight around. Synthetic stocks are awesome at that. Sure, I appreciate the aesthetics of the classic guns, but for practical use, only a single one of my guns still has wood on it.

phred said...

I've been trying to come up with something insightful since you posted this.

I'm still stuck on "This makes me sad."