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Old December 10th, 2016, 04:02 PM   #1
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Refinished birch stock

I got this stock off GB recently that in the pictures looked like it might come alive a bit with a good cleaning and some elbow grease. I am fairly pleased with the amount of flame in the wood, though the butt area is pretty plain, but for $70 I can live with it. Looks good on my SAI std with newly installed SAI lugged suppressor.
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Old December 10th, 2016, 04:07 PM   #2
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Looks awesome!! Great work!!

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Old December 10th, 2016, 04:52 PM   #3
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Nice! it looks great.

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Old December 10th, 2016, 05:21 PM   #4
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Subtle elegance, nice.

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Old December 10th, 2016, 08:42 PM   #5
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I'd say that was a steal. Nice job!

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Old December 10th, 2016, 08:54 PM   #6
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Well done! Nice.

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Old December 11th, 2016, 03:08 AM   #7
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Wonderful choice and work.

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Old December 11th, 2016, 06:09 AM   #8
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Yours sir is a beautiful rifle, now get to the range and show her off.

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Old December 11th, 2016, 09:20 AM   #9
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For $70.00 I would say you got a heck of a deal. Great job on that stock!



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Old December 11th, 2016, 10:09 AM   #10
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Thanks all. I suspect it wont shoot as well in this stock as it does in the issue green plastic SAI stock it came with being somewhat looser, but I do plan to try it thus.

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Old December 13th, 2016, 05:00 PM   #11
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Beautiful stock!

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Old December 13th, 2016, 07:22 PM   #12
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Since no one has asked about my method I will volunteer. Stock was quite dark upon receipt as expected but the flame was visible. I used acetone and some strong cleanser to remove what finish was there and to clean the crud, then ran it in the shower with hot water. I let sit for a day, lightly sanded and added 3 coats of Tru Oil (one a day) buffing out the gloss between coats. I then buffed it off for the last time and wanting a bit more gloss I turned to a liquid car wax product. I smeared that on and buffed it off and this was the result. A bit unorthodox perhaps but I am happy with the end product.

Forgot to mention I did stain before the oil. I used a BEHR brand called Colonial Mahogany. Had it for years and used it on several stocks.


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Old December 13th, 2016, 11:22 PM   #13
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Man, that looks really good! Killer deal you got, and nice work.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 06:29 AM   #14
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Nice work! I think I have the twin on my Scout, wish I had a picture.

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Old January 7th, 2017, 09:25 PM   #15
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Very nice love the flame/striping. You did great.

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