New stock finish


March 24, 2008, 06:19 PM
Just showing off my new finish on a Winchester.

Before and after... ( (

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March 25, 2008, 01:21 PM
Wow that's a huge difference.

March 25, 2008, 08:44 PM
I think your "before" pict is a M700 ADL.
The "after" looks decent though.

March 25, 2008, 10:07 PM
That's a night and day difference. Did you refinish the stock, or did you replace it altogether?

George Hill
March 25, 2008, 11:20 PM
That's a very nice refinish...
Look how it drew out the wood's grain. Very lovely.
You should go to the Marlin factory and teach those slobs how to do it.

March 25, 2008, 11:21 PM
They are both the same Winchester. It just had that nasty glossy stock. Yes I did refinish it myself.

March 25, 2008, 11:23 PM
Thanks George. Marlin really does a quick and dirty job on their stocks dont they.

March 26, 2008, 12:32 AM
Well it's obvious you know how to re finish a rifle stock. How did you do it?

Robert Hairless
March 26, 2008, 01:15 AM
Gad. You transformed its appearance. Congratulations.

March 26, 2008, 10:44 AM
How did I do it...I went to gunsmithing school and was taught by the best. PM me if you want one done or if you want to discuss steps.

March 26, 2008, 01:31 PM
My younger brother has my deer gun in Idaho. Can I have them send it to you for a refinish?

March 26, 2008, 01:38 PM
FBMG Smithy

What year did you graduate CST, anyway?

March 26, 2008, 03:54 PM

March 26, 2008, 04:24 PM
Hmmm... can't see the pics :(

March 26, 2008, 08:33 PM
Sorry about that.

March 26, 2008, 09:29 PM
big time difference good job.

March 26, 2008, 09:36 PM
FBMG Smithy

It sure is amazing that the most basic thing they teach there turns into basically the most important skill - proper sanding/refinishing of both metal and wood! :D

March 26, 2008, 09:42 PM
Great job!

You know, I've done up several old (pre 1970 or thereabouts) stocks in BLO followed by a homebrew oil/wax finish, and it amazes me the wood that the old stocks are made of... and that they were covered with nasty varnish or shellac.

March 27, 2008, 12:58 PM
Thanks guys. That hard finish they put on there is called an RKW finish and yes it's harder than the hubs of hell. I've done a couple refinishes on those that it has taken 3 days to get it all off with good chemical stripper. The guns look better with the natural colors of the wood visible anyway.

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