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New stock finish

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by GunDoctor, Mar 24, 2008.

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  1. GunDoctor

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    Just showing off my new finish on a Winchester.

    Before and after...

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  2. Sprfld1911

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    Wow that's a huge difference.
     
  3. runninmike

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    ZOINKS!
    I think your "before" pict is a M700 ADL.
    The "after" looks decent though.
    Best-MC
     
  4. luckytexan

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    That's a night and day difference. Did you refinish the stock, or did you replace it altogether?
     
  5. George Hill

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    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.
     
  6. GunDoctor

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    They are both the same Winchester. It just had that nasty glossy stock. Yes I did refinish it myself.
     
  7. GunDoctor

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    Thanks George. Marlin really does a quick and dirty job on their stocks dont they.
     
  8. jpwilly

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    Well it's obvious you know how to re finish a rifle stock. How did you do it?
     
  9. Robert Hairless

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    Gad. You transformed its appearance. Congratulations.
     
  10. GunDoctor

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    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.
     
  11. Sprfld1911

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    My younger brother has my deer gun in Idaho. Can I have them send it to you for a refinish?
     
  12. PTK

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    What year did you graduate CST, anyway?
     
  13. GunDoctor

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    Hmmm... can't see the pics :(
     
  15. GunDoctor

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    Sorry about that.
     
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    big time difference good job.
     
  17. PTK

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    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
     
  18. Skofnung

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    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.
     
  19. GunDoctor

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    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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