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Old September 29th, 2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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Refinished my first stock -Walnut E2

Refinished my first stock--Walnut E2
here's some pictures(not the best)



OK I lied it's birch-here's what I started with- someone had painted the whole thing black,then removed most of the black paint from the outside and painted it with polyurethane.


For a first try it turned out pretty good.

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Old September 29th, 2012, 03:20 PM   #2
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What did you use to refinish it?

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Old September 29th, 2012, 03:24 PM   #3
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Yes very nice.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 03:45 PM   #4
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I stripped the whole stock inside and out with Klean-Strip KS-3 premium stripper.Had to do it twice but I got all the black paint off from the inside. I wiped it with some lacquer thinner and let it dry overnight.
Then I applied dark brown liquid Rit clothing dye mixed with denatured alcohol with a paint brush-let it almost dry(15 minutes) and wiped it off with paper towels. Then I applied a 2nd coat of the dark brown after adding in some powdered Rit scarlet dye.
I let that dry for 15 minutes and wiped it off with paper towels. Then I lightly wiped it with a wet rag, let it dry for a hour outside in the sun an applied Minwax Tung Oil Finish.
I used Minwax Tung Oil because it's a varnish and I needed something to lock the finish on the stock. It's drying now maybe another coat tomorrow.
At no time did I use sandpaper or steelwool on the stock as I heard that it filled up the pores and wouldn't let the dye in.
I might use steelwool to knock the shine off the tung oil though.

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Old September 29th, 2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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Nice work. That looks great.

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Old September 29th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #6
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In over 30 years collecting military firearms,I have NEVER seen ANYONE make a birch look like walnut!! Absolutely beautiful,,great job.

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Old September 30th, 2012, 10:46 AM   #7
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It looks good. Is this the one you are going to put the USGI hardware on?

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Old September 30th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #8
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No that's the one I took it off of, as nice as it turned out I almost want to put the hardware back on it.
For those that missed Vikings post, I bought the above stock because it had all USGI hardware on it so that I could put the hardware on a brand new never had a rifle in it birch stock I already had.
Here's the birch I put the hardware on:

It really is orange.


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Old September 30th, 2012, 06:00 PM   #9
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Now that is a nice looking stock.

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No that's the one I took it off of, as nice as it turned out I almost want to put the hardware back on it.
For those that missed Vikings post, I bought the above stock because it had all USGI hardware on it so that I could put the hardware on a brand new never had a rifle in it birch stock I already had.
Here's the birch I put the hardware on:

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Old October 8th, 2012, 11:06 AM   #10
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You're welcome Greg..Nice job on the stock

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Old October 8th, 2012, 02:46 PM   #11
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You're welcome Greg..Nice job on the stock
Thanks Jim. I'm sitting here at work just LOL with a big smile on my face.
(wags2161 is the guy who sold me that beautiful never had a rifle in it birch E2 stock-hence the made me happy you're welcome thing)

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Old October 8th, 2012, 03:35 PM   #12
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lol. Very nice! Big difference! From Birch to Walnut. Nice going! Gi2

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Looks waaayyyy better! God job.

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