Hi there Mark! If you get the info on where the callmaker is, please pass it on to me if you would as I'd like to have one of those calls. It is a 50% chance that it could be Chestnut, if the date of that church construction is right. At one time the Chestnut was the dominant hardwood in the U.S. which is quite impressive considering the number of Oaks, both white and red. In the late 20's a blight swept the country and killed all the Chestnuts, except for the fruit bearers that are not of the American Chestnut. I am always looking for Chestnut and when I find it, it is very expensive, sometimes upward of $20.00 a board foot. I just purchased a 1"x6"x5' piece for paddles on boxes and I paid $34.00 for that, and it was marked down. There is however a new blight resistant strain that is being grown, yet as far as I know it isn't old enough to be harvested yet. All Chestnut now is reclaimed wood, and I base that statement on a lot of research, however if anyone knows different please set me straight so I can find it.
GOOD LUCK, GOD BLESS, AND STAY SAFE!
HOOSIER HUNTER CUSTOM CALLS
MOSSY OAK PROSTAFF