All this talk about the Plainsman walnut stock and the answer about stocks were right in front of me. It's been long known that the CO2 Plainsman Rifles had Walnut stocks. What was floating around on the internet was that only the CO2 Rifles had walnut stocks and the Pneumatic had the crappy cheap stocks.Surveying actual examples proved that some very late pneumatics had walnut stocks too. Then Larry Posted pictures of his very early Plainsman example with the Bolt with arm and knurled hammer knob and it had a Walnut stock too! So we determined from the examples that walnut stocks, were available at the very beginning and very end of production. Well I received the three new Plainsmans I bought sight unseen. I was very pleasantly surprise to find out all of them had Walnut Stocks. Two were very early like Larry's, and the last was a late CO2 gun. The pneumatics had the Walnut numbering scheme matching the forearm to the rear stock on both.(numbers only, no letters) So I look at the early Healthways 1949 Plainsman ad which is notable for the Bolt with handle, and there it was in black and white "Kiln dried genuine Walnut demountable Stock"
Then I looked at the later Plainsman ad with the later knob style bolt and there it was "demountable Hardwood stock", also known as crappy cheap stock.
I'll be taking pictures later of the 3 plainsmans and 3 Kesslers and 2 plainsman Pistol and post them. All nice looking and according to the seller, shooting.
If you got a messed up, crack or ???? stock I am willing to buy it from you. The pneumatic stock looks like a Kessler one?