I sorta used siska deers method because the stock i was refinishing was soft english walnut. Traditions gun stock finishing kit provides you with the necessary tools for staining and finishing gun stocks. The secret to using it, if there is one, is to get the finish in the wood, not on the wood. When i refinish a stock or do a new stock i have always used minwax clear polyeurethane. From my uneven coating of epoxy,i found the oil blended well,except on the cocobolo tip and cap,i would say it would repair easily. If your looking at the side of the gun the layers are vertical. I used a staple gun to attach the back panel instead of hammering in the nails and it worked. So i wrapped a piece of scrap walnut with a long, tight spring of about. Just finishing up a really nice english walnut stock for a customer with it. They are also sealed with chemicalresistant finishes for longlasting durability in all weather conditions. The final processes are in many respects the most important.
Every boyds gunstock is constructed of topgrade laminated hardwood thats dried to exacting specifications to ensure rigidity and stability. Sets forth techniques and special treatments for stock finishing, paying attention to antique and military gunstocks as well as discussing graining, staining, and the different types of varnishes and waxes. Tactical style with a 2 12 forearm and a 12 pad installed stock is for a ruger 1022 midnight fire laminate. Finishing a gun stock with tru oil complete how to the recreational woodworker duration. Ive refinished a few walnut stocks using tung oil quite beautifully, and would prefer to stay with an tung oil finish, but perhaps stain it a bit darker so it isnt a blonde rifle stock. Its unique blend of linseed and natural oils dries fast and will not cloud, yellow or crack with age and resists water damage. Gun stock oilvarnish finishing the information below describes and shows the preparation and application of an oilvarnish finish to a gun stock. My goal is to protect the wood from rain and from cracking due to drying out. Stockys terminator designed for ruger 1022 laminated thumbhole stock. I would say his book is masterful, and a necessary addition to the serious woodworkers.
Because of lack of room im only able to do 2 stocks at a time. This kit is perfect for those finishing a buildityourself kit or just looking to refinish an exisiting stock. I am finishing an m1 garand walnut stock with pure tung oil not tung oil finish that many places sell. Basic how to etc already read what i could find via search i am not unfamiliar with airbrush use and have painted several stocks in past with excellent results. We are assuming at this point that the inletting has been finished. Make sure the gun is unloaded and remove the barreled action from the stock. I very seldom use stain on a gun, i like the natural wood colors. Turkish walnut, new zealand walnut, american black walnut, claro walnut, bastogne walnut, rippled maple and coloured birch laminate.
Point off the stock, starts spraying in a steady sweep till you are pointed past it. The oil finishes are great on stocks that are either dark or have brown tones in them. Its a shooter, not a collector piece serial numbers dont match. Gunstock refinishing, the roger method explained with pics. Loy finishing or refinishing a stock will probably get you about 20 different basic mixtures and ideas. Have a marlin 60 from 1988 with the lsho and 17rd tube. Years ago i refinished the stock on an old model 1886 that had been rebored to 4570.
See all 10 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. I have just ordered a boyds laminate thumbhole stock for my mauser, and am waiting for it to be dispatched. As with most gun terminology it is quite literal as the term encompasses the final processes necessary to craft a quality british gun. This kit is perfect for those finishing a buildityourself. Create an inviting, clutterfree living space with bookcases and shelving units from canadian tire. Truoil contains a unique blend of linseed and natural oils. Rlo is not an easy oil for most people to use, and as pete stated, far too much is applied at one time and not. You use pure tung oil and rub it on with your fingers. Heritage natural finishes are the highest quality, all natural, non toxic, penetrating oil finishes for wood, earthen floors and more. You dont just sand it down, slap a few coats on it and you are done.
I finished my boyds jrs nutmeg laminate stock with a product from brownells called chempak gun savr hunter satin aerosol spray. Using the 320 grit sandpaper, sand stock to a smooth finish. Jun 14, 2018 finishing a gun stock with tru oil complete how to the recreational woodworker duration. Hey guys, how finely sanded should i go until applying finish. Some people like ultra shiney stocks while others prefer a matte finish that does not reflect light. Eventually, the day came when the sawdust was unbearable and. Originally, these stocks were processed in waynes home basement. The laminating process also results in a material that is nearly impervious to penetration by moisture or standard finishing materials. Gun stock oilvarnish finishing spare time activities. This is a very rare parker hammer gun that was originally built with fluid steel barrels.
Finish on gun stock what is use to day to finishing wood gun stocks 12292009, 11. If heavy build finish is desired, repeat steps 15 thru 18. Truoil gun stock finish is the professionals choice for gunstock or furniture finishing for more than 30 years. Using polyurethane finish, spray the stock with a final finish coat. Finishing a 98k laminate stock i recently bought a dot 1943 mauser 98k with a red glue laminate stock in dirty condition no significant dents or gouges. Great for a target rifle, but a bit too bling for a hunting rifle. View profile view forum posts aluminum join date feb 2009. Jan 11, 2010 boyds gunstock industries founder and president, randy boyd, gives you a first hand information on how to sand and finish a semiinlet or an unfinished gunstock. It was entirely smooth but the grain of the wood took a dip, invisible until finishing revealed a single tigerstripe if that isnt a contradiction in terms. With the stock in front of you point the spraycan 68 inches in front of the stock, start spraying with a sweeping motion and keep going past the but.
Remington 700 classic deluxe stocks cdl oem walnut or laminated wood supercell pads. Every once in a while our friends at remingtons gunstock division give us a call to see if stockys would like to do a special run of factory wood profile model 700 stocks in the laminated colors we made famous back with them. It is linseed oil that has been cooked at high temperatures in an oxygenfree environment inert gases until it just begins to gel, then rapidly cooled. Using products made for gun stock repair is always first choice but if there was a national disarmament then repairing a cracked or broken. If your 180 year old stock were american black walnut it would be far. Beyond stock is a video series where we dive into several topics all about guns. Finishing is really the fun part of completing a gunstock, but the preparation work is 95% of stock finishing.
Do not use this method on thin or laminated wood, like an ak upper handguard, as they may lose their shape. It will have a place on my reference shelf nonetheless. You can get it at almost every store that sells guns. How to finish your unfinished stock stockys stocks. After the cooking the oil is very thick so the manufacturer adds mineral spirits to make the finish easier to apply. I am currently finishing a richards microfit laminated stock for my 1022. The most popular homeowner gunstock finish is probably truoil.
Gun stock refinishing gun and game the friendliest gun. Getting gunstock finishes right a benchtalk favorite. Posts 106 post thanks like likes given 0 likes received. The really classy sanded in satin finish that can be done on walnut. Spray the stock with finish remover to get rid of the old finish. Truoil gun stock finish has been the professionals choice for gunstock finishing for more than 30 years its also an excellent finish for furniture turnings and wooden tool handles. I have one each of the above and wanted to steer clear of the oil finishes for that reason. It takes me approximately 30 days to do a stock properly. Gunstock refinishing, the roger method explained with pics if this is your first visit, be sure to check out the faq by clicking the link above. Boyds gunstock industries founder and president, randy boyd, gives you a first hand information on how to sand and finish a semiinlet or an unfinished gunstock. The finish dries fast and will not cloud, yellow, or crack with age. View profile view forum posts aluminum join date feb 2009 location lodi, calif. Im new to this site but have a question regarding refinishing a laminate stock on a ruger riflei need to strip the old finish off, but am afraid that a liquid stripper might hurt the laminate epoxy.
Parker top action hammer gun with fluid steel barrels. Shop and compare the best brand name rifle stocks from mcmillan. Heritage natural finishes are made without the use of toxic heavy metal dryers, chemical processing, petroleum distillates or bleaching. Truoil is basically linseed, plus other oils, plus mineral spirits, and ive been told that all the nondrying elements have been removed from the mixture. See all 10 formats and editions hide other formats. The original wood was in overall good and solid but had a lot of finish wear and surface marks. Im new to this site but have a question regarding refinishing a laminate stock on a ruger rifle i need to strip the old finish off, but am afraid that a liquid stripper might hurt the laminate epoxy. Allow to dry for 24 hours, remove tape, and reinstall recoil pad. It looks a bit windgat in red, grey and brown laminate. The most important thing at this point is to remember that the wood has no resistance to moisture entering the stock. Getting gunstock finishes right a benchtalk favorite top. How to sand fill and apply the oil finish to your gunstock the right way.
For a more showy laminate, check our gallery for the electric blue colorgoes great with a stainless setup as well. I attended a week long school presented by phil that covered stock layout, checkering, his. Gunstock natural oil finish heritage natural finishes. I need a simple, easy to apply and common sense finish for a working firearm. The barrel blue was pretty much gone and turned gray. As the title i have a 686e with an oil finished stock which was a bit light and a dull finish, i have since put on about 6 coats of ccl gunstock conditioning oil which has made the stock darker but it still ends up with a dull ie not shinyappearance. There is a very delicate process of finishing sanding between coats to raise the grain and fill the pores. From the back of his pick up truck, wayne dunlap begun providing gunstocks in 1975 as a parttime business at every. I must give credit to phil pilkington for teaching this procedure to me. Now the prep work is over, and it is time for finish. Sets forth techniques and special treatments for stock finishing, paying attention to.
But here are a few basic rules, if you feel you must be original, remember the u. Most oil finishes carry an amber tint and that is not going to mix well with a very light colored or gray laminate stock. Youll really like our stock rubbing kit for all the right materials you need to produce a fine, handrubbed finish in one easytouse kit. Id like to finish the walnut stock and foreend of a remington 870. Back then mid 1970s i used a outers gunslick refinishing kit. The result is a finish that is highly resistant to water that does not reflect light and shows the grain pattern of the wood nicely. The gun used for this demonstration is a savage model 220 12 gauge shotgun with serial number zj with factory adjustable choke. Buy mainstays heritage 3 shelf bookcase, espresso at.
Finishing or re finishing a stock will probably get you about 20 different basic mixtures and ideas. Remember, the steps given here have been found to provide very acceptable results for most stock finishing applications. Lee ohmart it all depends on what your loml wants in a stock. It is identical to the pic of the stock and 1022 on richards website. This is why some people thin it, to make it penetrate better. Gun finishing the crescendo of craftsmen the finishing of a gun is a term so often misconstrued. If you have a beech stock, you may want to impart some colour, however beech can look nice left au naturel. The gun used for this demonstration is a turkish model 1903 8mm mauser rifle made in 1940 with serial number 29147. If your gun is in the white, you can finish sand with the wood on the metal. Sprayons are powerful stuff, however, so use rubber gloves and a face mask, and work in a wellventilated area. The reason is if your not real careful in the wet sanding fase you can sand through the finish.
The idea behind dyeing a wood is to make it look like something its not usually something more expensive. I used s1 epoxy sealer and a heat gun instead of an ovenit didnt fit. Be careful not to sand through the finish at this point. Best finish for a laminate stock long range hunting forum. It was and still is a good shooter but the stock was pretty well beaten up and had some repairs to the wood. The following is my gun stock finishing method using the wet sanding technique. Mix play all mix cyclops videos joe w rhea youtube. Military never called for any oilfinish other than raw linseed oil to be used on m1903 stocks. Im located in cleveland, alabama 35049 here are a few photos of my work. On my laminated stock, i used a handrubbed tung oil finish. While the original finish isnt terrible, its not up to my standards uneven, brush strokes, too glossy and id like to refinish the stock. I was thinking of a matt varnish or wood oil, or perhaps a light stain to tone.
Gun stock oil finishing the information below describes and shows the application of a linseed oil or tung oil finish to a gun stock. Rlo is not an easy oil for most people to use, and as pete stated. Using products made for gun stock repair is always first choice but if there was a national disarmament then repairing a cracked or broken gun stock would be better than trying to make one. The tru oil brought out the risc golden glow of the stock. Ive just finished staining and finishing new stocks for our american legion color guard. Traditional materials we also make cnc machined aluminium rifle stocks which feature. So when the finish is later exposed to oxygen in the air during the finishing process, the finish cures very rapidly. A really nice walnut blank is like nothing that came before it and nothing that came after it. Kurts custom carving and checkering shows you how the pros do it. I plan on re finishing some old stocks by wiping them down with mineral spirits to get rid of the old oils and cosomoline and then finishing with boiled linseed oil. The two basic questions remaining are whether to finish with the pad on or off and what finish to use. I finish a throughbolt stock with the pad off since it has to be removed to install the stock, anyway.
If your stock is walnut, or an exotic wood like indonesian teak doreng or sono kembang, then dont dye it. All you need to put a beautiful, rugged finish on your wooden gun stock. Gardens 8 cube storage organizer with metal base, multiple finishes. Outers gun stock finish restoration, repair and maintenance. The espresso wood grain finish on the laminated particleboard gives the.1405 563 1461 958 259 273 240 537 1297 639 52 808 160 1044 1264 979 180 919 792 1339 911 821 626 224 831 342 202 1126 925 1150 173 1480 263 1093 124