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My New Service Rifle Stain

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by USSR, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. USSR

    USSR Well-Known Member

  2. Birddog1911

    Birddog1911 Well-Known Member

    I generally like just an oil, but that is a good looking color. If I was going to stain, yours is one I'd look at.
  3. skidooman603

    skidooman603 Well-Known Member

    Yes I read of this on the CMP site
    Looks pretty nice
  4. USSR

    USSR Well-Known Member

    For those of you who may not be registered on www.m14tfl.com, here is the review:

    New Stock Stain by Forum Member USSR

    This is a report on the stock satin that forum member USSR has come up with and asked me to try.
    I had just bought a few M14 stocks and decided one would be a good canidate for refinishing
    I first sprayed it down with Purple Power degreaser and scrubbed with a soft nylon brush , rinsed lightly with hot water then towel dried. I did this process twice. (probably wouldnt do this with a expensive collector stock)
    I let the stock set for a few days to make sure it was completely dry . This is what it looked like


    I went over it lightly with 150 grit sandpaper just to smooth the raised grain.

    I applied the stain with a rag, it went on nicely and only needed one coat. A extremly dry stock may need two.
    After letting dry overnight I gave it 4 light coats of BLO over the next few days handrubbing in the last coat.
    After letting set another day I gave it a coat of Johnson paste wax.
    I really wasnt expecting much with the stain as I normally use a alcohol base stain and mix my own color but I really like the way it turned out.
    USSR really has the color perfect.
    I'll let the pics tell the story from here but I do recommend this stain, perfect color


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