Checkering on a rifle's wrist; borderless to the rear with no visible run-over; with mullered border at front and base of pistol grip.


Classic point-pattern checkering wrapping around the underside of a rifle's forend.


Traditional English flat-point, borderless checkering on the wrist of a Flli. Rizzini shotgun.


Skip-line checkering, an unfortunate 1950's fashion.


Checkering - A regular pattern of fine grooves cut into the surface of a stock to aid in gripping a gun. Originally done for utility only, checkering has become an art form in itself; craftsmen adorning the borders with ribbons, fleur-de-lys, floral carving, etc. The amount of coverage, the precise regularity, and the number of lines per inch indicating the quality of the work. Too-fine checkering, however, defeats the purpose of the work altogether.


Beyond utility---checkering as an art form in itself. This by modern master Gary Goudy.


Or, a German affectation, fish-scale "checkering".


See also: Checkering with Mullered Borders


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