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    Posted: June 05 2016 at 11:48am
A buddy has these butt stocks with an odd reddish color to them. here are some pics. We can identify the walnut and the beech but.....those reddish ones we can't figure out what kind of wood they are. No markings on them at all in mint shape like new fresh out of the linseed tank.
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Was he linseed old? It does change color with age, but usually to a brownish color not reddish.
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We're thinking now it could be the experimental red maple as mentioned in Stratton's book, volume 2 on page 161. Thanks for your input though, Shamu! That same page also mentions experimental laminate stocks for the #4 which I had not read about before. Never say never with Enfields!
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Might be Elm, which was a common hard wood in that era 
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Everytime I order a beech butt from SS, those same red ones are what I get. I have 3 or 4 still out in the garage. Nothing too special about them.
Could the bottom 2 be birch ?  They look like my son's Stevens 22 birch stock in color & grain.
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I have see a butt stock that looked like teak.
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