Re: Vintage stocks Vs new stocks
It's the available stock. Nowadays, they're using stock that is from 50-60 yr old trees and the old stuff that was from trees 100+ yrs old is mostly gone or very expensive. It's all about the bottom $$ line. Old growth woods are harvested minimally and command a much higher price in general. If you happen to have some on your own land and have the means to harvest it and then season the wood, you can have your own supply. Typically a suitable blank will need at a very min of 3-4 years to season before trying to cut a stock out of it.
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