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Old Man and Kelly, or, How I Refinished My Stocks

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Birddog1911, Feb 21, 2010.

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  1. Birddog1911

    Birddog1911 Member

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    How I Refinished My Stocks-Now w/More Pics

    Here are a few pics of the Garand, Old Man, and My M1A, Kelly. Because I suck I forgot to take before pictures. Old Man's stock was beat up pretty good, with a lot of dings and dents and 50 years of cosmoline. Kelly's stock is a new Boyd's oversized national match stock. Either Boyd's, or the previous owner, had used a very dark stain on the wood; darker than the Garand stock by a factor of two!

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    The garand stock took a turn through the dishwasher, which did an amazing job. After drying and sanding, it got 6 coats of boiled linseed oil, and so far, one coat of tung oil. The M1A stock was sanded down to the grain, then received 10 coats of tung oil only.
     
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  2. fireside44

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    I can't believe no one commented on it.

    Looks really nice. After much fooling with tru-oil recently, I've come to appreciate the effort put into a nice finish.
     
  3. Gaiudo

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    Stunning work there, Birddog. I'd love to see a few larger pictures.
     
  4. glock36

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    Absolutely beautyfull looking long arms you have there
     
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    Very Nice! What is the Garand? SA, HRA.....year?
     
  6. Birddog1911

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    I'll try to post closer detail pics later; just got off of work and need some sleep.

    Old Man is a Springfield Service Grade, 5.8mil. Puts it around '56.
     
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    Those are nice. The grain really came out nicely on the M1A.

    Putting a nice finish on a rifle stock is very satisfying isn't it?
     
  8. Birddog1911

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    It really is a labor of love. I don't think I could be happier with either one.
     
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    Very nice!!!

    I'd love to get a few rifles like these.

    Luke
     
  10. Birddog1911

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    I like the AR platforms, and many others for that matter. But there is nothing like the warmth and feel of a good walnut or birch stock against your cheek.
     
  11. mshootnit

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    Yes there is...
     
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    Great lookin rifles and outstanding work!
     
  13. Birddog1911

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