SHOTGUN BLANKS — Screwbean Mesquite
Screwbean Mesquite is discontinued, none available at this time. Gordon will be cutting new screwbean blanks winter 2011
We custom cut our screwbean mesquite blanks out of half sections of logs.
Screwbean Mesquite is some of the rarest gun wood in the world. It has to be approved for cutting in 3 of the 5 states it grows in by the US Government. It is illegal to cut in the other two. For every 10 blanks that are cut, after the drying process we will end up with 1.
Our screwbean mesquite is obtained from private landowners who are clearing trees for new housing developments. As a result, there is always only a quite limited supply of this beautiful wood.
Blues, reds, yellows, oranges, browns, and some chocolates can be found throughout this indescribably beautiful wood. Birds-eye siece poket markes, smaller than a pea, are common in this type of wood, just like flaws in emeralds and diamonds. It is simply a pain to cut and dry, is very hard on equipment, and only a small percentage of the blanks cure properly, but when cured, the wood is very hard and extremely stable, excellent for big caliber rifles. The beauty is hard to beat, and the extremely tight grain allows for excellent checkering.
Below are a number of pictures of blanks we have cut for clients. Click on the picture to view a bigger version. Half deposit is necessary and a consultation with Gordon is required. Please email or call for a consultation.
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All blanks are wet with Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol and/or one coat of poyurethane before pictures are taken to show what the finish will look like.
All two-piece blanks come with matching forend wood.