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Rifle Stock Refinishing of Remington 788

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Unread 11-27-2011, 06:19 PM
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Rifle Stock Refinishing of Remington 788

I'm new here & not sure if this us the correct section for it but wanted to share!
I just got this Remington 788.
I traded a Sig Mosquito .22lr for it ( I think I did pretty good) !
It had some scratches on the stock. Fairly deep ones forward of the bolt handle on the right side.
So I knew a refinishing job was in order when I got it!
So I stripped it down, I believe it's Birch, and sanded out the scratches & gouges!
I mixed up a color stain i thought would look good & laid it down.
I finished it off with semi-gloss, spar, marine grade clear.
It still needs rubbed out but I wanted to get some pix posted.
This is why I was so anxious to get my hands on this one!
I love a project!!! Even more so when they turn out as hoped!


Is it just me or is there very little wear on the bolt lugs!?!

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Unread 11-28-2011, 11:02 AM
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Re: Rifle Stock Refinishing of Remington 788

Great job !

own a couple of the old 788's... they are shooters !
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Unread 11-28-2011, 02:02 PM
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Re: Rifle Stock Refinishing of Remington 788


I have one my dad bought in a department store in the mid-70s for $79.79 out the door. It included a Redfield base, rings, and a mounted no-name scope from Asia. Still shoots great!

Your gun looks brand new. Good job!
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