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Hand-rubbed finish on stock?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Crow, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. Crow

    Crow New Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    Hello All. I recently purchased a Tikka T3 Deluxe in 6.5x55. It has a decent piece of wood on it. I was wondering if there is an oil or wax that could be applied regularly to improve the water resistance and the appearance of this stock? If so, any tips on application would be appreciated. ie: how often do you apply it? what do you apply it with? do you have to do anything special in the checkering area (or avoid it completely)? etc. Thanks
  2. asknight

    asknight Participating Member

    Dec 29, 2005
    I use Johnson's Paste Wax in the yellow tin tub. Should be available at most General Stores in the paint or cleaning section. I apply it about every 6 months or so to those rifles I take out a couple or three times a month. I take the action out of the stock to do this, as it protects the barrel channel and bedding area from absorbing lubricant or moisture as well. I apply it to the checkering also, and buff it out with a soft bristled toothbrush.

    ETA: I apply it with a rag cut from an old white hanes T shirt!

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