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How to give your stock a BASIC oil finish

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Postby Mack The Knife » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:14 pm

mundaire wrote:Great stuff Mack The Knife! :) Now how about posting some close-ups of the furniture? I noticed that the fore end is darker than the stock, have different woods been used? Or is there some other reason for the difference in colour?

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Thanks, Abhijeet. Sure, will take the close-ups tomorrow.

According to Grumpy, the fore-ends on used guns are always darker as that is the part that gets held the most.

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Re: How to give your stock a BASIC oil finish.

Postby penpusher » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:40 pm

According to Grumpy, the fore-ends on used guns are always darker as that is the part that gets held the most.


Also the pistol grip area on the butt.

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Postby penpusher » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:45 pm

there is a flaw in the butt-stock that has just been oiled but none of you seem to have noticed it. Let me know if you do.


You mean the butt plate being thinner than the stock?

Is the LOP now right for you?

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Re: How to give your stock a BASIC oil finish.

Postby Grumpy » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:13 pm

Yes, penpusher, exactly. The fore-end and the grip area of the stock are those areas that receive most handling and therefore get most greasy sweat and muck rubbed in. Fore-ends are much more difficult to deal with because a very high area is chequered. Hence it is very common on older or well-used guns for the fore-end to be darker than the stock.



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Postby Mack The Knife » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:31 pm

You mean the butt plate being thinner than the stock?


Nope and neither is the width of the butt-plate less than that of the stock. Look at the pics from the time I start staining the butt-stock.


Is the LOP now right for you?


Far more comfortable and natural. And it isn't slipping like the old one. There is one problem though - when I mount the gun quickly, I tend to point below the target. However, I'll start a new thread regarding this.

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Postby Mack The Knife » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:38 pm

Sujay\";p=\"15819 wrote:Nice job Mack The Knife!


Thank you, Sujay. However, you are not getting away that easily. Since it was you that made me do this exercise, I will now expect you to refurbish a stock and show me the results. You have one month and I am not kidding. :mrgreen:

BTW, I am not happy with the outcome and will be re-doing the butt-stock sometime during the winter.

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Re: How to give your stock a BASIC oil finish.

Postby Sujay » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:05 am

Mack The Knife wrote:Thank you, Sujay. However, you are not getting away that easily. Since it was you that made me do this exercise, I will now expect you to refurbish a stock and show me the results. You have one month and I am not kidding. :mrgreen:
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GULP.. :oops: To start with I do not have any stock ...

And continuing, it would take atleast an year to collect the equipment and materials to put up a workshop !

How about a special treat to your liking if you let go of your deadline ? :wink:


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Re: How to give your stock a BASIC oil finish.

Postby Mack The Knife » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:13 am

:mrgreen:

Jokes aside, try your hand at finishing a wooden plank using commercially available oil based stain and polish.

I would have suggested boiled linseed oil but the way the weather is at the moment even that would take ages to dry.

Try it. It isn't difficult at all.

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Postby Pran » Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:58 pm

Great job boss.Don't understand why you would want to redo the butt stock though.

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Postby mundaire » Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:25 pm

Looking very nice Mack The Knife! :) BTW - I've been meaning to ask, what's that round silver coloured sticker just ahead of the sling swivel?

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Postby penpusher » Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:17 pm

BTW - I've been meaning to ask, what's that round silver coloured sticker just ahead of the sling swivel?


That's for him to engrave his name on.Might be too small for all his titles Maharajadhiraja Raj Rajeshwar , Farzand-i-Khas, Mansur-i-Zaman, Amir ul-Umara, Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan and Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia.So it will have to be plain old Mack The Knife :lol:

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Postby mundaire » Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:42 pm

Also noticed you've had the triggers gold plated... nice touch! :D

penpusher wrote:That's for him to engrave his name on.Might be too small for all his titles Maharajadhiraja Raj Rajeshwar , Farzand-i-Khas, Mansur-i-Zaman, Amir ul-Umara, Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan and Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia.So it will have to be plain old Mack The Knife :lol:

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Re: How to give your stock a BASIC oil finish.

Postby kanwar76 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:14 pm

Mack The Knife wrote:
kanwar76 wrote:Nice work Rusty as always...


If that's the case, how come I screwed-up on yours? Or did those dark bits appear later?


You never screwed up .. I did :(. Should have worked on something else before giving it a go.

Mack The Knife wrote:Anyway, now that I have finished working on mine, I would like to have a look at your stock.


When can i come :)

Mack The Knife wrote:BTW, there is a flaw in the butt-stock that has just been oiled but none of you seem to have noticed it. Let me know if you do.Mack The Knife


Are you talking about that silver sticker? Is there a hole beneath it? :D

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Postby dev » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:26 pm

Fabulous work as always, the amount of patience that you have is scary. Must have used a lot of elbow grease. Your shotgun is a real treasure, I bet shooting it will be sweet.

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