Walther Laminate Stocks - MkI, MkII, MkIII - which do you prefer ?

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Which Walther Laminate do you Prefer ?

  1. Walther Factory Laminate Mk I

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  2. Walther Factory Laminate Mk II

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
  3. Walther Factory Laminate Mk III

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. Custom made stock

    9 vote(s)
    45.0%
  1. JasonGoldsmith66

    JasonGoldsmith66 Banned

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    Thought just occurred..

    Will MkIII Walther LG300s be worth more as whole gun (or have more Selling Ooomph !), than MkII or MkI, considering Walther Factory haphazardly fits blocks with non sequential numbers to whatever laminate stock is at hand ?

    ie: A recent high number serial block action onto MkII laminate per CWPRICE: " Serial number not as old as mine '50477' and that was delivered from the factory in March 2011. "

    ..and what do Walther shooters prefer actually stockwise ? Mk I, MkII, or Mk III laminate stocks :confused:
     

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  2. Scoch

    Scoch HOW!!!

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    Kind of struggling to tell the difference on looking at them, if its any help I prefer the Alutec! Laminate is too bloody heavy, Would happily have a Hunter stock if I could get my mitts on one!
     
  3. JasonGoldsmith66

    JasonGoldsmith66 Banned

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    I thought all you HFT/FT shooters were 'Eagle Eyes' ! :confused: LOL !

    Look at cheek rest area...MkI and MkII are same....but MkI has longer groove in mid part of stock...and MkIII is whole together different cheek rest, but has like the MKII short groove in mid part of stock....hope that clarifies ? ( MkIIII is also like the original bench rest factory stock...except the FT version has fore end shortened).

    Hunter stock...or whole gun is available from NEW from Italy....but at rip off Price....see here:
    http://www.armeriagalli.it/index.ph...category_id=8&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=13
     
  4. vx220

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    Who cares??.

    Sorry but really???
     
  5. JasonGoldsmith66

    JasonGoldsmith66 Banned

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    Obviously you don't ...but good on you for your contribution :D I'll try and raise the titillation level next time to a higher level so as to not leave you...yawn...yawn...bored...zzzz zzzz.:D
     
  6. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    How many feather dusters do you own?

    And judging by the lack of answers, most dont!

    perhaps Jason, as most of us shoot our guns as apposed to collecting them, its how they work + results that are more important.:)
     
  7. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    I'm really not fussed as I won't be selling any of mine.
     
  8. A.C.

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    Mk 111, but then I have one of those. I'm still to be convinced about the stock though.
     
  9. Ripleysniper

    Ripleysniper Team Walther 2011

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    Fair point Fella.
     
  10. JasonGoldsmith66

    JasonGoldsmith66 Banned

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    Guys,

    All this has to do with potential resale value of the guns...

    Fair enough, as said, but MkIII or MkII laminates and high action numbers will have surely the highest resale value...do you agree or disagree :confused:

    On my side as a collector, am happy keeping all 3....
     
  11. RobF

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    I don't think much has specifics for resale value, condition and tweaks and history perhaps, but generally most people just sling stuff up at x price and see what happens. There can be a few nth degree details which can make a difference, but these are probably quite esoteric.
     
  12. JasonGoldsmith66

    JasonGoldsmith66 Banned

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    I agree somewhat...BUT, as a future collectable gun, Its nice to have some historical pics posted here for posterity (if anyone cares except me ?), of the LG300s lifetime in the evolution on the LAMINATE..

    For example, here is another variant of the laminate :eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Ok, some of you dont care, but am sure some of you would be surprised to know, especially for the newbies, that there were in fact 4 VARIANTS on the laminate , in the black grey colour, and not 3 when I started this thread...

    The difference is noticeable in the rear lower butt stock area..

    Henceforth, there is a MkI, MkII, MkIII, and Mk IV version of the black grey laminate ...
     

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    The latest one has a shorter recess from the trigger, about 4.5 inches and the under neath of the rear is cut further up.
     

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    JasonGoldsmith66 Banned

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    According to all the pics I posted from beginning of thread, there are 4 variant laminates.

    MkIV is the latest, or last model offered by Walther...ie MkIV being the bench rest stock (obviously modified to sale as an FT stock) with flush cheek rest. ...its even on the Walther website:

    http://www.carl-walther.de/index.ph...=DE&content=products&hid=1&uid=2&product=1479

    Yours therefore, must be the previous model laminate, ie: MkIII (I was offered this by Krale-Schietsport, but cancelled my order in order to obtain instead the MkIV, which they just received from the Walther factory)

    Some shooters reading this thread will moan, and will say they couldnt care less about these details.... but I think Its good to "know" and just share this info./knowledge....whether this info. consequently has any impact on the resale value of a 2nd hand Laminate 'Dommie' , remains to be seen.

    I personally have the MkII and MkIV laminates, and will be looking to add another MkIII like yours (and go back to Krale :D) , and even a MINTER MKI, if I can find it in Germany, from a collectors point of view with an interest on the history of these guns...
     
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  15. sportsmatch

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    I personally cannot see the point in collecting rifles that are made in large volume
    thought you should be collecting low number items to be of value
    ISP airstream
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    and the like
    thats my take on the matter

    Gary
     
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