"Customers pay $6,000-$10,000 for custom Circassian walnut
stocks fitted to their shotguns," he adds.
Yours may not have elaborate checkering on a spectacular Circassian walnut
stock or hand cut floral engraving but inside the receiver every part was handmade and hand fitted into the very best mechanical device the craftsman could turn out.
Hand carved from genuine selected Circassian walnut
, monogram on one side."
(Note that walnuts were not native to England, so technically, there is really no such thing as an English walnut as a variety.) When I was a kid, a favorite buzzword for really good walnut was "Circassian walnut
." Circassia is a region in the northern Caucasus Mountains, so in actuality, this would simply be a native version of what we call English walnut, good old J.
One of the major layers was the lighting for the three-tiered, Circassian walnut
bookcases that are built into the 30-ft-tall walls.
European walnut (Juglans regia) also is known as Circassian walnut
or named for the country of origin, such as French walnut or English walnut.
The M77 Magnum sports a classic, generously checkered Circassian walnut
stock and Express sights with a quarter-rib.
I added a stainless-steel Old Army grip frame fitted with a pair of circassian walnut
stocks by Roy Fishpaw.
DON'T MISS: The lobby's luminous Circassian walnut
paneling, shipped from Russia specifically for The Benson, and unavailable today.
Although he will use other species of walnut, Brown prefers Juglans regia, the so-called English, French or Circassian walnut
. He believes it makes the best grips because it works well with hand tools, takes finish well, checkers well and offers a better strength-to-weight ratio than other woods, besides many consider it the most beautiful wood in the world.
Peattie and other wood experts report that the wood is easily finished to a high polish and can be stained to look like a variety of "even nobler woods" including mahogany, rosewood and even Circassian walnut
For those who pursue the really big stuff, the M77 is now offered in the English classic .416 Rigby including a deluxe Circassian walnut
stock to keep everything in its Edwardian splendor.