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I HAVE A STRIPPED STOCK AND I DON'T KNOW IF ITS BIRCH OR WALNUT. IT DOESN'T HAVE THAT REDDISH COLOR, MORE OF A LIGHT BROWN. IS THERE ANYWAY TO TELL. THANKS FOR ANY REPLIES.
 

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Without pictures its hard to tell, but the reddish color is the product of the oils that get into the wood over the years. Unstained/oiled walnut is pretty light brown and birch has a more yellow/orange color to it. Wet a small section with a fingertip to get a better idea what it'll look like oiled.
 

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I concur...looks like walnut to me as well.
 

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hardwhite,

Can't tell.... could be either but I'm leaning slightly toward walnut.

Try a better photo... less blurry, closer to the stock.... and crop out all the extraneous area to make a smaller download. You don't need more than about 60-80k to make a full screen shot.

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Swampy

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WALNUT

OK IT'S WALNUT. I TOOK THE PICTURE OUT IT WAS TOO BIG, 204K. THANKS EVERYBODY
 

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if the grain runs straight, it's probably walnut
Gotta' be careful here..... I own a few birch stocks that are just as straight grained as any walnut, with not a flame or stripe to be found.

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Swampy

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