RESTORING A SHOTGUN STOCK

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Re: RESTORING A SHOTGUN STOCK

Post by BOLOMK1 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:30 pm

Duncan,
Do you have access to products from Brownells?
I've done several stocks using their tung oil/varnish finish and
a stain/sealer from Minwax in the colour of my choice.
I like tung oil as it is easy touch up and rub out dings and blems from use and can
be either glossy or flat in sheen depending on how it is applied.
Just a thought.
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Re: RESTORING A SHOTGUN STOCK

Post by DuncaninFrance » Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:46 am

Can't get Brownells products in France John, we are using CCL which has worked very well so far but that has to come from the UK or Germany!!
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Re: RESTORING A SHOTGUN STOCK

Post by DuncaninFrance » Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:56 am

OK, we are now finished with the oiling process and are leaving the wood to 'cure' for a week before applying a few coats of a wax polish to finish it off.

When I did the stock of my K98k I made a soft polish from 100g pure beeswax and 250ml of white spirit which worked very well indeed so we are proposing to do the same with this stock. Any thoughts on that?

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The photos don't do justice to the finish quality because of the sun and it's angle but I must say that it looks very good at the moment.
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Re: RESTORING A SHOTGUN STOCK

Post by Candyman » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:35 am

Great job, can't wait to see it back on the gun.

When waxing, the harder the wax the more shine you can get when you buff it.
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Re: RESTORING A SHOTGUN STOCK

Post by DuncaninFrance » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:54 am

Well here we are, all finished and put together again. The wood has had a final 6 coats of a paste polish made from 25grams of pure beeswax and 62ml of white spirit rubbed in well and then buffed by hand.

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My thanks to Lee for his help and assistance and for all the input. I hope it encourages others to improve their wood :D :D
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Re: RESTORING A SHOTGUN STOCK

Post by Niner » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:05 pm

Good job! It does look good as new now.
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Re: RESTORING A SHOTGUN STOCK

Post by DuncaninFrance » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:45 pm

Thanks Robert, just waiting for the owner to comment :) :)
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Re: RESTORING A SHOTGUN STOCK

Post by Woftam » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:25 pm

Nice job Duncan.
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Re: RESTORING A SHOTGUN STOCK

Post by DuncaninFrance » Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:37 am

Just heard that the owner is delighted with it which is a great relief :razz: :razz:
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Re: RESTORING A SHOTGUN STOCK

Post by Candyman » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:31 pm

DuncaninFrance wrote:Just heard that the owner is delighted with it which is a great relief :razz: :razz:
I don't see how he would not be delighted, You did a great job. :mrgreen:
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