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Why don't weihrauch use walnut?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tomsteebs, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. tomsteebs

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    Just thinking,

    Why don't Hw offer walnut for their springers?

    I think a hw97kt in walnut would look pretty snazzy.

    Yes prices would inflate, but air arms are managing.
     
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    this is something ive allways wondered too as they offer walnut on there pcp's so why not springers?
    with the supposed laminate shortage after that factory burned down we may start to see more walnut options available soon though for the hw specials,fingers crossed :)
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    hw35E is walnut. there where some others years ago but didn't really sell so guess they just stopped.
     
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    I totally agree plus more left handed / ambidextrous options. Fed up with being left handed and left eyed and being short changed !!!!!
     
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    I couldn't agree more.I have a 97kt and the only thing I would like now is a tiger striped walnut thumbhole stock for it.atb jw
     
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    Because their germans and frightened of change ..im all for the if it aint broke dont fix it but they need to move with the times atb
     
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    Id put it down to germans are all for practacality and good with it
     
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    If you dont mind me asking but how is a wooden beech stock more practical than a wooden walnut stock atb
     
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    Alot cheaper matt dont get me wrong i hate beech but if u look at prices beech usally warrent at least £100 diffrence
     
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    But why not still offer the option Dave? They don't have much to loose,I'm sure it would increase sales.

    Also,they offer walnut on 100s so I'm not sure if it's practicality.
     
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    I could be wrong but I think that Weihrauch do offer a much more varied selection of stocks than we see here in the UK. What is imported is done so by Hull Cartridge, and they import what they know will sell easily, which is fair enough.

    I could be wrong, though.
     
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    Dont no matty im a powder coater not a hw executive i agree if a gun has a beech stick first thing i do is dump it usally but id expect its to keep price down if im truly honest only reason i sold my cricket is it wasnt walnut as i orderd

    By praticality i was meening cost effective making it more pratical to shooters not perfection seeking collectors
     
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    As DG says beech is a lot cheaper and it's also very practical as it's easy to work with and it's very stable.Walnut,the attractive stuff, comes from the lower part of the tree,the upper part is quite plain and I don't think it's as stable,the highly attractive stuff.Perhaps there's a stockmaker on here that can tell us more.
     
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    Probably they don't feel the need to supply all models in Walnut & keep it simple for stock & cost reasons.They use to build custom sporters in Walnut in the early days & had factory Walnut stocks as options as well as 35E,35L,55T,55M,55S,80T,77T & limited edition 77.So they know all about it well enough.
     
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    While I undertstand the whole supply and demand thing, surely air arms are managing okay, and I bet Hw sell more springers
     
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    I'm sure that if Hatsan can sell a rifle with a walnut stock for not much over £100, Weihrauch could easily sell their springers with walnut stocks for say £50 more than the beech versions? Perhaps there's just not that much demand for them?
     
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    ask Terry Doe to have a word with Hans next time he's visiting the factory?
     
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    FAir enough dave you are right. But they should give you the option. If cumosters want to spend the extra why not let em atb
     
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    I think you'll find mate walnut comes from walnut trees which are slow growers. Beech stocks come from beech trees which are faster growers and a lot more common. And beech just isn't as good as walnut atb
     

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