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Just wanted to show you guys my 6 x 284 stock project. I got this rifle from my buddy, earlier this year. I didn't really like the way the nose cap was attached and the grip cap was a different type of wood. MY finish is truoil. Here are a few before and after pictures of the stock.





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Old 04-20-2017, 01:59 PM
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Very nice! Nice rework of the forend and grip caps, too.

I'm no refinishing expert but I, too, like working with Tru-Oil. (No snide remarks that those two facts go together, please. ) I just picked up another gun this AM that I plan to refinish with it....

What action is that?
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:49 PM
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very nice. great grain in the wood and the rework of the forearm is nice.
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Looks great.
Wish you would take a little time to tell us pikers how you do what you do, and do so very well. We promise not to tell.
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:44 PM
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Looks great.
Wish you would take a little time to tell us pikers how you do what you do, and do so very well. We promise not to tell.
What do you guys want to know? I didn't know I was doing something worth telling someone about.
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Looks great.
Wish you would take a little time to tell us pikers how you do what you do, and do so very well. We promise not to tell.
What do you guys want to know? I didn't know I was doing something worth telling someone about.
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Isn't that the whole point of posting what you did and how?
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:02 PM
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That is one but ugly stock in my opinion! Nice paint though. There are some things you cannot fix with paint, That stock is one of them. I expect to be banned from the site for my comments. It is hard to have an opinion around here.
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Isn't that the whole point of posting what you did and how?
Well, you put it that way, ok. Let me give you a little history of thie rifle. This rifle is one of a pair built by two guys about 20 years ago. One built the two stocks and the other guy built the matching actions. I'm guessing one of the guys decided to sell his half for some reason.
My buddy purchased this rifle about a year ago. The guy told my buddy, he couldn't remember, if he had ever shot it. When my buddy got the rifle, he discovered the barrel had never had the chamber cut.
I stripped the stock down to bare wood, then, I took my miter saw and cut off the nose cap and grip cap. A piece of scrap maple was rough sanded to a shape of the grip cap, Then, the maple nose cap and grip cap were glued on.
A dramel was used to grind down and shape the grip cap, the nose cap was a pretty good fit.
My final sanding was done with 150 grit, all the way to 500.
Truoil was applied with about eight coats, sanding down every coat but the last two, with oooo steel wool.
I think the original finish was varnish, which had yellowed over the years.

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That is one but ugly stock in my opinion! Nice paint though. There are some things you cannot fix with paint, That stock is one of them. I expect to be banned from the site for my comments. It is hard to have an opinion around here.
Show us some of yours.
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That is one but ugly stock in my opinion! Nice paint though. There are some things you cannot fix with paint, That stock is one of them. I expect to be banned from the site for my comments. It is hard to have an opinion around here.
Thanks for the comment, I think, lol.
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Very nice! Nice rework of the forend and grip caps, too.

I'm no refinishing expert but I, too, like working with Tru-Oil. (No snide remarks that those two facts go together, please. ) I just picked up another gun this AM that I plan to refinish with it....

What action is that?
The action is Mauser 98, very solid.
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That is one but ugly stock in my opinion! Nice paint though. There are some things you cannot fix with paint, That stock is one of them. I expect to be banned from the site for my comments. It is hard to have an opinion around here.

Nothing wrong with having an opinion. But SOMETIMES you should maybe keep them to yourself. An example would be when posting in a thread where someone is showing pictures of something that they put a lot of time and effort into.......
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It appears to me the tiger striping is readily apparent in the first two pictures (before) and not so much in the (after). Is that just a play on lighting or did the true oil dampen the stripe look?
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It appears to me the tiger striping is readily apparent in the first two pictures (before) and not so much in the (after). Is that just a play on lighting or did the true oil dampen the stripe look?
The stripes are there. The frst two pictures were taken insid, with a flash. That must be why. It's a beautiful piece of walnut. I wish I could find some of that for my benchrest stocks.
Larry

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Nothing wrong with having an opinion. But SOMETIMES you should maybe keep them to yourself. An example would be when posting in a thread where someone is showing pictures of something that they put a lot of time and effort into.......
Not slamming Larry's work at all. I complimented his work and said I thought comb of the stock was ugly. Larry didn't carve the stock.
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