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Old 11-27-2012, 01:46 AM   #21
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My dad just confirmed the salt wood you speak of and I never even mentioned hearing about it from you. One of my dads best friends had one of the older versions when they were young. Dad said the salt in the wood ruined his amazing gun.

You definitely have my attention from now on!

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And now for the good stuff! UPS just delivered my maple T-Bolt tonight. I was anxious to see how the gun looked. Brownings website says that the stocks are Grade 2 and 3.

What I saw when I opened the box is what I would classify as exhibition grade! The fiddleback stripes cover the entire stock! I would say its in the top 3 most beautiful stocks I've ever seen! The pictures don't come close to doing it justice. I will take some better photos outside she I get a chance. But here are a few to give you an idea of what I'm talking about.

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Some of the old T-Bolts were fantastic accuracy wise. One time I was given a job to shoot 250 T-Bolts for accuracy and point of impact. I can tell you that they ALL didn't shoot fantastic but I had a couple that shot as good as the Anschutz Model 54 that I was shooting in competition at the time. Shot so good that I wound up buying one of them. I picked out a few other ones that some of the other gunsmiths also purchased. Agghh--the good old days !!

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Pretty decent Maple as Maple goes. Next time I go to BrowninG I'll have to take a look at them.

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Along with "Playing With Gun's" I also do a pretty fair job with photography and have photographed several High Grade guns for printing in some books about gun engraving. Sometimes it can be really tough to get the light that you want. A really good and cheap reflector can be made out of some aluminum foil taped to a piece of cardboard. Use the dull side as the reflector. You can get an even softer light with a piece of white paper. Thats a fact. Regards, Vearl Brown

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