M1 Carbine


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RCouch
October 1, 2006, 01:13 PM
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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TrafficMan
October 1, 2006, 01:19 PM
Probably So. Denatured Alcohol or Turpentine might be an option as well. Finish up by applying a nice coat of BLO. :)

alamo
October 1, 2006, 01:23 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.


http://p102.ezboard.com/fparallaxscurioandrelicfirearmsforumsfrm34

RCouch
October 1, 2006, 04:23 PM
Thanks, TrafficMan & Alamo for the quick reply. Alamo, I'm from Baytown
and lived in San Marcos a couple of years ago - Greetings

alamo
October 1, 2006, 05:11 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;

http://www.surplusrifle.com/m1carbine/rifledisassembly/index.asp

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