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Old 12-22-2009, 06:07 PM
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I have always favored plain (smooth) stocks because they show the grain in the wood and for shooting as the checkering can be tough on your palm. I move these stocks around (at least, most of them) to different guns. S&W always matched the halves of plain stocks, but rarely did that for checked stocks.

I believe dark, Brazilian rosewood is best when it comes to putting beautiful wood on a nickel or bright blue revolver. I rarely pass up purchasing a pair of dark rosewood stocks (if they are in good shape).

Checked, rosewood stocks have always been available from S&W, but Goncalo alves and walnut were dominant when it came to making stocks. The K-frame pair in the photo was purchased from a forum and S&WCA member several years ago.

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