Steyr M95

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Dale, Sep 27, 2002.

  1. Last week I bought that M95 I mentioned in another post.

    After cleaning the stock up good it's obvious that the main stock is a very, very dark colored wood.

    I fired off an e mail to Stock Doc and he was most helpful, as always. And, like I told Doc, if you step back aways the color of the wood looks like someone has taken a torch and charred it but, of course it's not.

    I'm not sure, though, just yet what kind of wood it is since all the M95s I've seen, in person and pictures, were of a much lighter brown colored wood.

    Has anyone ran across an M95 with dark wood and found out what kind it is?

    Doc mentioned French Walnut.I was thinking perhaps Black Walnut, Black Teak or a dark mahogany.

    Heck, I don't know, lol.
  2. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Some years ago I had an M95M Stuetzen (Engineers Rifle), in 7.92X57 caliber. Quite a kicker! It's stock was very dark, even when I stripped and refinished it. Others I've seen were a more common reddish-brown like a Mauser. I always thought maybe mine was simply age-darkened from poor storage.
    I wish now I had kept it, as the 7.92's are hard to find these days.