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Tru oiling a stock

Discussion in 'Guns & Shooting' started by Airraidtech, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. Airraidtech

    Airraidtech DAT DON'T MAKE NO SENSE!

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    Anyone perfect the art? I’m on like 7 coats for my 1903A3. I’m hoping I’m soon ready for polishing. I just started my Swedish 1896. I still have the M48 and K98 to go.

    I try to keep the coats light as to not have any runs. That’s been my problem the last 2 coats on my 1903 I fucked up and had two splotches. I sandpapered down with 1500 to even it out.

    If anyone has any advice with over technique I’d take it.
     



  2. bamabear82

    bamabear82 I ♥ t-baggin

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    Only stock I've "refinished" is my 1935'ish Winchester Model 67 .22. Lightly sanded, lightly stained then lightly varnished. Not a big a fan of making a gun of that age look brand new. Prolonging the life yet showing the age makes it what it is imo.
     
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    I've used tung oil on a Rem 700 BDL stock. I hate the fucking polyurethane finish. I've been working on it for a few years. Had the action trued re-barreled a LH .270 with a SS Krieger barrel in .35 Whelen with safari sights a few years back. Just last year I had the bolt, action, and barrel all cerakoted in matte black finish and installed a jewel trigger. I will have the gun re-stocked at some point in the future to complete the project.