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Old 03-11-2011, 09:09 AM
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Re: hand rub oil finsih for rifle stock

Tru oil and Tung oil have better waterproofing but I like the looks of the older linseed oil finish better. Not as glossy. I spent 20 some years building traditional ML's and used the same method that was used in the past to do the finishes and grew to love the looks of those finishes. Nice soft warm glow to them rather than the glossy look. Something I forgot to add is when I redo the finish each year I would rub it down pretty good with 0000 steel wool prior to doing the finish over again. It prevents the slobbery look of way too much finish. That looks bad no matter what finish you use.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:47 AM
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Re: hand rub oil finsih for rifle stock

What I've done on my personal longbow and may do on a stock... I actually spray it with my conversion varnish... THEN I do the whole tru-oil procedure over that... Incredibly protective, easy to maintain and beautiful!
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:17 AM
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Re: hand rub oil finsih for rifle stock

Thanks for the reply's. I have been surf the net some and seen some good reviews on Pilkington Classic Gunstock Finish. Has anyone used this one and seen it in the red/brown tint ?
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:31 AM
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Re: hand rub oil finsih for rifle stock

I have been refinishing stocks for 50 years [since I was 10].

This year I am rubbing in mineral oil and rubbing bee's wax on top of that.

I am happy with the looks and water resistance of many finishes.

I have switched to this one to keep the scent down.
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