I think cherry may be my favorite species of wood for stocks because even with little or no curl the color always surprises me. I still love walnut though, so it may be a tie. Yours is a beauty and Hirsch does build nice ones.My favorite for fun is a Chris Hirsch cherry stocked SMR. It's light and pretty and fun to shoot .40 caliber. My go-to rifle is a 1978 kit CVA Mt. Rifle .50 that has had almost 100 pounds of powder run through it over the last 40+ years. My absolute pick over all others in the safe for deer hunting. It still shoots a ragged one hole group at 50 yards with my 70 YO eyes.
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Alot in common thereMark1945. I see you're a jeep fan too!Mine would have to be my CVA Mountain rifle in 50 cal . First muzzle loader I got and first I built from a kit way back in the early 70's .It has several deer and many hogs to its credit and still shoots better then I can. Also its companion pistol I built in 50 cal also its got 2 deer to its credit also.View attachment 2837
Nice Jeep...as soon as I have time I'll post some of ours. My son Stan J has a '77 completely restored with really low miles. Jonathan and I have a 1973 CJ5 with fairly low miles. About 70% restored.
Nice!I would have to say I love all of my sidelocks but I’m very partial of my pedersoli Kentucky .32 cal. But a close second would e my pedersoli blue ridge .54 cal. Both are flintlock. I know my blue ridge has put more meat in my freezer but my .32 sure is fun to squirrel hunt with.