Mannlicher-length Black Walnut rifle blank
Nice Midwestern Black walnut (USA, not Turkish). 2-5/16" x 8-1/2" x 46-1/2" long. Nice variety of color with just a touch of fiddleback through the butt to the receiver area. It does have a knot that travels from the mid-but plate, to the top of the comb area. You could move the pattern down and forward and catch less figuring to miss the knot. The center of the knot has a pin-hole that appears to go all the way through. It is very tight and could easily be filled, or just avoided.