J. Stevens 410 Shotgun Stock Restoration

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by vmkeith, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. vmkeith

    vmkeith New Member

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

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    Stock and handguard before restoration...not in that bad of shape
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    Stock and handguard after cleaning, degreasing, steaming, bleaching, and sanding
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    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.
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Good looking job. Please post pics when finished.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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

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

    vmkeith New Member

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    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.
     
  7. TheOldMan

    TheOldMan New Member

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

    vmkeith New Member

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    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.

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