I've had a Carbine(NRA) since being dischared after Korea(AirForce). Would
like to clean up the stock but not refinish, leave it original. Heard that Mineral
spirits were good for this. Does anyone have a comment or better method?
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October 1, 2006, 02:19 PM
Probably So. Denatured Alcohol or Turpentine might be an option as well. Finish up by applying a nice coat of BLO. :)
October 1, 2006, 02:23 PM
This is a good place to find out info. - the C&R Rifle Stock Cleaning and Rifle Preservation Forum. I know they've recommended Lacquer Thinner or Acetone for such jobs. I've used Lacquer Thinner on various milsurp stocks and it works well.
Thanks, TrafficMan & Alamo for the quick reply. Alamo, I'm from Baytown
and lived in San Marcos a couple of years ago - Greetings
October 1, 2006, 06:11 PM
Good luck with your project. I'm in the middle of cleaning up an Enfield Mk.4 No.1. I cleaned the stock with lacquer thinner and gave it several coats of Behr's Tung Oil as recommended on the C&R Rifle Stock forum. I assume you're familar with M1 Carbine disassembly, if not here's a good link;