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Old 08-15-2010, 01:41 AM   #11
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I'll toss in my opinion, I was lost since you deleted part of your 1st post. I am a huge fan of Boiled Linseed oil. Usually 7 coats does it, but you can stop when you get the color and grain clarity you like. If the wood lightens over a short time, just give her another coat. I wait 4 hours between each of the 1st 4 coats and wipe it down well before applying a new coat. 24 hours w/ every coat after that. I buff it with a flannel clothe to finish it and it makes it shine, not glare. There is also a wax that was used by the Germans to finish their K98's. I can call my contact in Austria about some. JP

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Old 08-15-2010, 01:46 AM   #12
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Are you using real Tung Oil? That stuff is very nice but takes forever to dry!!!

For maple (and other light colored wood), I like using BLO to warm it up. Darker woods (or anything I do not want to yellow) I use Minwax Tung oil (not really Tung oil).

FYI, I used to do a lot of woodturning and these are some of my favorite oil finishes (as well as Danish oil...which is just mainly a diluted mix of BLO and Tung oil).

I am with you with on the pleasure of bringing the best out of the wood. Planning on doing some rifle stock myself but afraid of committing to another hobby which usually ends costing me a lot of money.

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I did a nice walnut stain and then 10 coats of lacqure sealer then 20+ coats of Clear semi-gloss lacquer on my last stock. It looks so sweet.

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I did a nice walnut stain and then 10 coats of lacqure sealer then 20+ coats of Clear semi-gloss lacquer on my last stock. It looks so sweet.
Hey Tango,

How much thickness did all those coats of lacquer add to the stock? About 4"?
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Hey Tango,

How much thickness did all those coats of lacquer add to the stock? About 4"?
I have a Mossberg 500 that someone lacquered w/ multiple coats. Never had a single water spot or and change in the wood, even though this is a water fowl gun primarily. Sure does protect well! This gun gets wet often.

Edit: all the internal parts are parkerized. Here is a pic.

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Hey Tango,

How much thickness did all those coats of lacquer add to the stock? About 4"?
not a lot really. Lacquer goes on in thin coats. It does look like it is 2" deep though. Came out looking great for a not so great stock.

I am going to try and redo a Remington 513 T black walnut stock.
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Flat finish , hand rubbed oil. I LIKE IT!
( then there is satin and high gloss too )
have to give the other finishes equal time.

Just giving my opinion

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Sounds great.

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