I've just received a pair of amboine stocks for my model 1911 from Hakan Pek. He's a Norwegian stock maker whose work I first encountered here at the high road. The stocks fit just fine, and the wood is gorgeous, and finished in tung oil, too. I don't know what his normal turn around time is, since he happened to have these stocks on hand. Worth the $65 cost? Definitely!
I have no idea where amboine wood is from or anything else about it, but it's mighty pretty stuff.
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April 19, 2003, 05:34 PM
As soon as I get finances in order (Damned IRS!) I want a pair with the Shadow treatment.
April 19, 2003, 05:36 PM
Another view of the same stocks (and yes, that's pasta in the background.)
April 20, 2003, 12:21 AM
Gorgeous. Good price too.
April 20, 2003, 02:21 AM
I ordered a set for my CZ 85 combat on Feb. 28th and haven't received them yet (Apr 20.) He told me up front that he is very backed up. Since I had the pleasure of seeing and more importantly handling his grips first hand, it will be well worth the wait.
April 20, 2003, 04:39 AM
Very nice wood. There is nothing finer than some striking wood on a finly blued firearm.
I have a set of Kim Ahrends' Ambonya Burl on my Les Baer. There is a bit of glare in the photo but you can get the gist of it.