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Old May 12th, 2020, 01:01 PM   #1
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SA presentation grade walnut from Fred's

I liked the stock I got from Fred's last week so much I ordered another of the same grade. This one is just as nice, less the mold encrustation that was on the last one. Not even a single ding to steam out before BLO application. This one will dress a recently acquired Bula Defense Systems XM21 barreled action.










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Old May 12th, 2020, 01:13 PM   #2
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Nice looking stock.

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Old May 12th, 2020, 01:56 PM   #3
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Nice looking stock.

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Old May 12th, 2020, 03:50 PM   #4
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Yep that is a nice one ,, opening boxes from Fred's is kinda like ole Forrest Gumps' box of chocolates never know what your gonna get!!!

Iast dozen I got I opened in the basement and loosely placed the stocks vertically came back next morning and black widow spiders were everywhere on the stocks ,in the box, on the couch .Made themselves right at home.

That stock is brand new, I had three just like it still had the silver preservative powder .

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I thought fred was closed up and out of business?

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Old May 12th, 2020, 05:26 PM   #6
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I think he kept a few of the best to sell himself. Gives him something to do probably, other than watch tv. I would rather go to the dentist than watch what is on tv most of the times, so I understand.

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Old May 13th, 2020, 02:56 AM   #8
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Some of us may be old and tired, doesn't mean we are out of the game.

Then, there are some that get better with age.

I am aware of a few of our old time vendors that are quite happy letting the new guys on the block suffer the dealings with folks. Doesn't mean they are gone.

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Old May 13th, 2020, 04:27 AM   #9
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I’d like to see what his storage facility looks like. And what it looked like when he started. Talking to him on the phone it seams that he still has piles of stocks to search through.

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Id like to see what his storage facility looks like. And what it looked like when he started. Talking to him on the phone it seams that he still has piles of stocks to search through.
I spent many years hand picking stocks at Fred's [primarily elite type highly figured stocks and other hard to find stocks] some for my collection and some for re-sale.

The warehouse was dark and full of M14 and M1 stocks. It took many trips just to learn basic navigation around the massive boxes of stocks. The owner was good to me and each stock I acquired required a separate price negotiation [I won some and Jack won some] but the stocks I was picking were highly figured.

I have not been back since the selling of much of his inventory to Treeline, but he was keeping some higher end stocks. I suppose he is beginning to liquidate some of those now.

I do not know what the warehouse looks like now or if he is even in the same facility; however, this is a picture showing just a small area of the warehouse and is representative of the challenge. I believe one of the biggest challenges in his internet ordering system was picking stocks to match the grade ordered. The owner basically knew where to find the stocks in warehouse, but the process was slow and not efficient. I believe the inventory Treeline acquired is now all sorted by stock quality and they are able to pick orders more efficiently.

I spent many hours digging in this warehouse - good times.

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Thanks for the picture! Sounds like a fun trip. I’m really happy with what he sent me. I’m sure I paid a fair price for what I got, so I’ll call it a push for our negotiations.

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Wow, that's a nice stock. That will be a neat build.

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Looking forward to seeing that one cleaned up Art.

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Yep that is a nice one ,, opening boxes from Fred's is kinda like ole Forrest Gumps' box of chocolates never know what your gonna get!!!

Iast dozen I got I opened in the basement and loosely placed the stocks vertically came back next morning and black widow spiders were everywhere on the stocks ,in the box, on the couch .Made themselves right at home.

That stock is brand new, I had three just like it still had the silver preservative powder .
Yep, I would have just had to burn the house down and forgot about it. That's a visual I can do without!

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Yep, I would have just had to burn the house down and forgot about it. That's a visual I can do without!

I just swept them up in a dust pan through them outside,they're under ever rock around here anyway.

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