April 26, 2007, 11:27 AM
How did they do it in the 1800s... Is there some historical site I can go to? I have a cowboy stock being fitted to my 30-30 and I will be doing the finshing (staining). Just thought I would try it the old fasion way.. I have used Tru-Oil and like it a lot.
April 26, 2007, 12:49 PM
Read this thread, it will tell you step by step how to refinish your stock.
April 26, 2007, 01:27 PM
You can pretty well do what you want with the Marlin as unlike
the Win. 94 that will increase in value big time now that it is not
I beleive the older finishes of sporting rifles were stained and
varnished. Would suggest a walnut stain first even if Thu Oil
is used. Have used Lindspeed and Thru Oil both have thier merits
Restored some beater early Win. 22s with as near to orginial finish
Factory finish was a spray on varnish of some type. Closest I
found was a spray on Varathane with walnut stain in it. Used the
non gloss. Friends of mine have switched over to tung oil instead
of the above. :D :D