This is a discussion on Fulton Armory M14 / M1A Stock Review within the The M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; I've been looking for a decent M14 / M1A stock w/o the selector switch cut-out for a while now. I've tried Boyd's & wenig with ...
Hey guys---my Fulton has one of their new stocks on it. Second one down---the grain looks like marble cake batter with a light and dark swirl----you can get lost in it--pic doesnt do it justice--but here you go. 2nd rifle down
stock pic pic changed to url as it is way over the maximum allowable width of 400 pixels..... The R.O.
Quagmire - thank you for all the info you and others posted here and on BR.com in the last few months about refinishing the USGI m14 stocks. I took a lot of mental notes and jumped in and tried my hand at it during the last few weeks. So far, I have redone a $7 gun show walnut m14 stock that now looks incredible. Tonight I finished up a Big Red birch from Fred's for my new Fulton m14, and again had incredible results.
No big secrets (thanks to your descriptions of your work), just a lot of elbow grease buffing the Minwax Tung Oil Finish with cotton cloth diapers. Another tip a friend of mine (who used to restore antique furniture) gave me was to do several coats of the tung oil finish, but while wet, hit the surfaces with 1500 grit sandpaper diped in the tung oil (this left a almost steel like smooth finish on the wood). After the sanding, buff with the diaper as normal. My friend also said to buff vigorously, so as to generate heat to really work the tung oil into the wood.