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Refinishing Question...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by chad1043, Apr 26, 2007.

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  1. chad1043

    chad1043 Member

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    How did they do it in the 1800s... Is there some historical site I can go to? I have a cowboy stock being fitted to my 30-30 and I will be doing the finshing (staining). Just thought I would try it the old fasion way.. I have used Tru-Oil and like it a lot.

    Thanks,
    Chad
     
  2. CZguy

    CZguy Member

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    Read this thread, it will tell you step by step how to refinish your stock.


    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=240961&highlight=minwax
     
  3. Oohrah

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    You can pretty well do what you want with the Marlin as unlike
    the Win. 94 that will increase in value big time now that it is not
    being manufactured.
    I beleive the older finishes of sporting rifles were stained and
    varnished. Would suggest a walnut stain first even if Thu Oil
    is used. Have used Lindspeed and Thru Oil both have thier merits
    Restored some beater early Win. 22s with as near to orginial finish
    Factory finish was a spray on varnish of some type. Closest I
    found was a spray on Varathane with walnut stain in it. Used the
    non gloss. Friends of mine have switched over to tung oil instead
    of the above. :D :D
     
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