Rifle Stock Refinishing of Remington 788

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GrumpyBiker, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. GrumpyBiker

    GrumpyBiker New Member

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    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!



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    HERE SHE IS ALL TOGETHER!!!

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

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  2. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Great job !

    own a couple of the old 788's... they are shooters !
     

  3. hnts4fun

    hnts4fun Well-Known Member

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    +1

    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!