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Old 09-23-2008, 08:29 PM
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Hey guys, I need some help here, I recently purchased a winchester 69A and want to finish the stock could one of the RFC experts help me out.

What is the step by step process?

What oils or finish should I use?

HELP!!!
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:01 PM
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I dunno, but when I buy beer, sometimes I feel guilty because I could have bought ammo. (you guys get what i mean)

Do a search for a user by the name of Ralfus and then pull up all threads started by him. You should be able to find a good amount of info about refinishing old rifles by him. He produces some outstanding results!
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:41 PM
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what kind of finish do you want? I like this one myself:
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...3&postcount=20

that is just a couple of coats of tung oil sanded in probably using 220 grit paper. then add a couple of more coats and sand this 400 grit. then a couple more and 600 grit. do that until you hit 1500 grit or you can continue to 2000 grit.



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I dunno, but when I buy beer, sometimes I feel guilty because I could have bought ammo. !
Sometimes when I buy ammo and see the way I'm shooting..... I feel bad cause I could have bought beer...
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Sometimes when I buy ammo and see the way I'm shooting..... I feel bad cause I could have bought beer...
LOL...
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Sometimes when I buy ammo and see the way I'm shooting..... I feel bad cause I could have bought beer...
No THAT is funny stuff!


Hey Woodnack has some stock refinishing skilz.
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No THAT is funny stuff!


Hey Woodnack has some stock refinishing skilz.
I think QUE probably has me beat on that.

All I do is strip off the old finish with a chemical stripper. Then sand the stock real good.

Then here is the secret, I use TRU-OIL... heheheh
no secret really. Just works really good for me.
I hand rub layers on the stock until I get the stock to where I want it. Sometimes it takes weeks to get it where I want it.
Then I use FEED-N-WAX ofter I get the finish where I want it.
Its all how much time you want to put in it!!!

Before


After




Before


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Feed-n-wax???

Can you eat it?
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That blue is... electric!
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Feed-n-wax???

Can you eat it?
No you can not eat it!!!

Here is a link to it.
http://www.howardproducts.com/feednwax.htm

I bought mine at Home Depot
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That blue is... electric!
For some strange reason Blue just seems to fallow me where ever I go.

Did come out better then I ever imagined!!!
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I was thinking of using boiled linseed oil in a golden brown color with some sort of clear coat.


Which clear coat should I use? I want it to be SHINY
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The last stock I did I used the Min-Wax wipe-on poly in clear gloss, and I was very happy with the results, but I didn't use linseed oil under it, I just went with the wipe-on poly straight from the can from start to finish.....
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Woodnack those are some fine looking results there sir.

hey CP the BLO and the tung oil are used in similar methods. I'd do the tung oil if you really want a shine. the tung oil just takes a little longer to dry before the next coat it seems.



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Woodnack those are some fine looking results there sir.

hey CP the BLO and the tung oil are used in similar methods.
What is that and how is it used??
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