Black Walnut (Juglans Nigra), is a tree indiginous to the eastern and southern states. It is the wood used on most American firearms. The best blanks show rich colors and beautiful grain, as seen on Winchester 21 shotguns and Ruger #1 single shot rifles. The wood can be rather heavy and a bit brittle to work. Our black walnut blanks come from Eastern Kansas and Central Texas. They are well above average for durability, workability and beauty. This photos are notional, email or call for specific requirements and blank photos.