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Old 01-11-2020, 06:18 PM
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I finally got the rifle I've posted questions about the past couple weeks. I'll post a picture of two when it stops raining. The trigger pull was 4 lbs.and the bolt was rough feeling when cycled. After a little tinkering, the trigger pull is 2 1/4 lbs. and the bolt is much smoother. It would almost not feed from a magazine because the pusher was putting so much pressure on the case. i bent it out a bit and it feeds smooth as silk from a magazine now. Extraction and ejection are perfect. I'll have to get a set of inserts for the front globe since it only had a post and I like circles?

I'd like to really clean the stock or maybe strip and refinish it. Looks like some decent walnut under the brown stain. The top coat doesn't look like poly but I'm wrong more than right so I'd appreciate someone telling me what it is. Poly is not so much fun to strip; lacquer is not so bad.

A big THANK YOU to those who answered my questions and gave me advice about buying it.

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Old 01-11-2020, 07:36 PM
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It may be a red stain Varnish. Yes we love pics. Sometimes I use a coat of Tom's 1/3 mix . Its a wax and really makes a smooth texture.
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It may be a red stain Varnish. Yes we love pics. Sometimes I use a coat of Tom's 1/3 mix . Its a wax and really makes a smooth texture.
Varnish would be fairly easy to strip; anything except poly.

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Old 01-11-2020, 10:13 PM
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Make sure your stock is Walnut? I've owned a couple of LSB's that were either beech or birch wood!
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I believe it is walnut, but it is pretty light. Almost like mahogany under the trigger guard and the action inlet area where there is no finish.

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I believe it is walnut, but it is pretty light. Almost like mahogany under the trigger guard and the action inlet area where there is no finish.

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Remove the buttplate and take a whiff.
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Make sure your stock is Walnut? I've owned a couple of LSB's that were either beech or birch wood!
Sure those weren't 144US stocks?
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Old 01-12-2020, 11:44 AM
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Sure those weren't 144US stocks?

No,I've owned 5 LSB's,a couple were beech or birch.
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Remove the buttplate and take a whiff.
So what are you suggesting rosscoe, to smell it's butt? Hmmmmm
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It's definitely walnut. No sniffing required. After I took all the metal and buttplate off, it didn't look so bad after all, so I just roughed it up a bit with some steel wool and put a coat of Tru-Oil on it. After a week or so when it cures, I'll hit it with some B&C Stock Sheen to keep the glare down.

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Getting about ready to shoot this thing. I hope it will do well enough to use in the 25 and 50 yard Vintage matches that are being restarted by Chuck.
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