What type of wood?

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kean57

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Hello,
I acquired this pair of SP101 grip inserts with an SP101 in .32 Magnum. I do not know what type of wood was used to make these. I would appreciate anyone with the expertise to be able to identify them from their appearance.
 

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GunnyGene

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Hello,
I acquired this pair of SP101 grip inserts with an SP101 in .32 Magnum. I do not know what type of wood was used to make these. I would appreciate anyone with the expertise to be able to identify them from their appearance.

Not familiar with it, but maybe you can narrow it down some. Can you easily dent it with your thumbnail?
 

GunnyGene

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No. Seems to be fairly hard.

Sometimes it's just not possible to accurately id a small sample like this. I'd guess one of the more common N. American hardwoods in the maple family that's seen better days. You might try to match it to one of the pics on this site. The guy that runs it is a hobby collector of woods and posts pics and descriptions of hundreds of different woods.

 

fiasconva

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Could be red oak but also looks a lot like post oak to me. Grain is a little different. That post oak is about the best oak there is for firewood.
 

woodperson

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I am going with oak too. One of the oaks in the red oak group. I do not think there is any way to tell for sure from the pictures whether it is q red oak group or a white oak group. Maybe with the wood in hand. The origin of the grips and/or wood would be a big help.
 

protoolman

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From the appearance of the grain Oak or Ash. Hardness might tell the difference. With it being stained it might be hard to pin down precisely.
 

Garth69

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Hello,
I acquired this pair of SP101 grip inserts with an SP101 in .32 Magnum. I do not know what type of wood was used to make these. I would appreciate anyone with the expertise to be able to identify them from their appearance.
I think its OAK.
 
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