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Ain't sure if this is a checkering, but not bad for a marlin

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Well heck, people who are going to go on to do checkering on real rifles need to be trained on something , right? Might as well be on a rifle no one cares about.... wink LOL


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Believe it or not but I watched hand cut checker on Beretta o/u with women doing it. It was on HOW ITS MADE channel.said it only takes the about 15 minutes per side. The way they were going at it I believe it. After that I started looking at their guns at different clubs I shoot at. I couldn't believe how sloppy much of their checker work is. They use double borders to hide their over runs. First thing I look for on checkered when I pick up a gun is double borders. If the gun has that I look no further.

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Have also seen checkering just about as bad (though in somewhat different ways) on late-model pre-'64 Model 70 Winchesters.


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I suspect that's stamping.


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I would have been much happier if the 1895 I bought was sans any checkering.


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You guys must have slept through the '70's. That's better than just about anything made during that era.

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Originally Posted by 1minute
I suspect that's stamping.

It is quite clearly cut. If stamped it would be 100% off.


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Originally Posted by Billewe
Believe it or not but I watched hand cut checker on Beretta o/u with women doing it. It was on HOW ITS MADE channel.said it only takes the about 15 minutes per side. The way they were going at it I believe it. After that I started looking at their guns at different clubs I shoot at. I couldn't believe how sloppy much of their checker work is. They use double borders to hide their over runs. First thing I look for on checkered when I pick up a gun is double borders. If the gun has that I look no further.





They are most likely required to go that fast to meet a quota. You can't rush if you want a quality job.

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You think that's bad checkering? Here, hold my beer.... wink

Believe it or not, that could actually be repaired by someone who knew how to checker to the point it would look perfect...

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Originally Posted by 1minute
I suspect that's stamping.

Kinda what I was thinking.

Although the pattern seems to wander a bit, which probably wouldn't happen with a die pressed into the wood. I guess a sloppy laser cut, but it is pretty sorry looking.

I've re-cut checkering, but not sure if I could do much with that.

'50's Pre-64 checkering wasn't too good, but there was enough pattern to re-cut. Not sure about those.

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Well as a matter of fact I have seen worse, much worse. That’s why I’ll never again attempt to do any kind of checkering!


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I think I should stop taking photos. The Anschutz looks worse than I hoped - looks better with the naked eye,

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Originally Posted by mauserand9mm
I think I should stop taking photos. The Anschutz looks worse than I hoped - looks better with the naked eye,

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That’s not bad for machine cut checkering. It could be re-cut to look better, but to me it’s ok as is.

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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer

That’s not bad for machine cut checkering. It could be re-cut to look better, but to me it’s ok as is.

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Yes, it's fully functional and looks good to the naked eye.

You did an excellent job with your re-cut checking.

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Originally Posted by mauserand9mm
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer

That’s not bad for machine cut checkering. It could be re-cut to look better, but to me it’s ok as is.

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Yes, it's fully functional and looks good to the naked eye.

You did an excellent job with your re-cut checking.

Thanks. It took a good bit of time.

Manufacturers can’t afford that much time, thus faster ways of doing stuff.

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Originally Posted by Billewe
Believe it or not but I watched hand cut checker on Beretta o/u with women doing it. It was on HOW ITS MADE channel.said it only takes the about 15 minutes per side. The way they were going at it I believe it. After that I started looking at their guns at different clubs I shoot at. I couldn't believe how sloppy much of their checker work is. They use double borders to hide their over runs. First thing I look for on checkered when I pick up a gun is double borders. If the gun has that I look no further.






I watched that and they worked FAST.


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You get what you are willing to pay for....Most of the engraving today is mostly done with a laser...Sometimes hand chased, but it isn't real engraving...


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Originally Posted by flintlocke
I have a friend who is a very competent stock maker...we were rooting through my safe the other day looking for something. One of the rifles I handed to him had my finest example of home checkering, I saw him looking at it and said, I did that (fishing for a complement actually). He said, Hmm. Not willing to give up I said, no, really what do you think of my checkering. He unloaded on me, that...is not checkering, I would generously describe that as texturing. Azshole.

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Originally Posted by LFC
Lools good it's a cheaply.made hunting gun.


Correct. Not likely to get a high end checkering job on a $700 rifle.


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