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vmkeith 12-10-2011 08:24 AM

J. Stevens 410 Shotgun Stock Restoration
 
Along with the Stevens Favorite I got from my grandpa, I also got this J. Stevens 410 Shotgun that I'm working on.

Pic of the shotgun
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...Stevens410.jpg

Stock and handguard before restoration...not in that bad of shape
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...Cleaning1a.jpg
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...Cleaning1b.jpg

Stock and handguard after cleaning, degreasing, steaming, bleaching, and sanding
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...tSanding1a.jpg
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...tSanding1b.jpg

I haven't started on the WATCO Teak Oil yet, so I'm far from finished. But I love the way the grain of the wood came out.

danf_fl 12-10-2011 09:30 AM

Good looking job. Please post pics when finished.

c3shooter 12-10-2011 11:38 AM

At one time, they used nice wood even on utility grade guns. I have a couple of old Mossberg 22s that have grain that looks like a tiger's eye ring.

Very nice job on your shotgun.

Axxe55 12-14-2011 09:49 AM

very nice grain to the wood. should look good when finished. i can't wait to see the finished job. :)

TheOldMan 12-15-2011 12:09 PM

Looking very nice so far. Looking forward to the final results. BTW, you mentioned "bleaching".. please elaberate if you don't mind.

vmkeith 12-15-2011 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheOldMan (Post 652539)
Looking very nice so far. Looking forward to the final results. BTW, you mentioned "bleaching".. please elaberate if you don't mind.

I've seen rifle and shotgun stocks that have stains from either gun oil or other gunk. There are wood bleaching products available to get those stains out...that's what I mean by bleaching. Another method that works is running the stocks in the dishwasher with detergent.

TheOldMan 12-16-2011 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vmkeith (Post 652976)
I've seen rifle and shotgun stocks that have stains from either gun oil or other gunk. There are wood bleaching products available to get those stains out...that's what I mean by bleaching. Another method that works is running the stocks in the dishwasher with detergent.

Thanks... I posted to your other thread.. Good work.

vmkeith 12-17-2011 03:14 AM

I got some more work done with the stock and handguard of my Stevens 410 shotgun. Both got 3 coats of WATCO Teak Oil, a light sanding with 320 grit sandpaper after drying, and then 2 more coats of Teak Oil. Now to let them dry for the next few days.

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...mTeakOil1a.jpg
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...mTeakOil1b.jpg


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