Shotgun Stock Blank Gallery

A shotgun stock blank is predominantly made of French or Turkish walnut and both woods are widely used in the gun making industry. Both offer beautiful colouring and fine figure and each has its own innate merits that allow for personal taste.

Andy Duncan holds an excellent selection of walnut shotgun stock blanks for customers and can source pieces to suit your specific shotgun stocking project. There are plenty to choose from to suit single guns or pairs.

The stock blank wood is generally graded AAAAA and A with Exhibition grade being extra special. The wood examples currently shown in the shotgun stock blank gallery below are all French Walnut.

It’s not generally feasible to use English walnut for a shotgun stock blank, mainly due to the rate of growth and UK climatic conditions which make the wood unsuitable for a shotgun stock. A successful shotgun stock needs a close tight grain with a good weight and consistency. As the shotgun stock is created out of one piece, the stockmaker needs to be able to work the wood without risk of splitting.
When a shotgun fore-end is also required, it makes the choice of wood even more vital to the success of the finished pieces.

To view the level of quality you could expect click the stock blank images below.
Please contact Andy for further information and a current stock availability update.