December 27th, 2016, 04:07 PM
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Big Sky Country
I bought raw linseed after using plain tung on some M1's. I boiled it in my microwave after some research, and added it to tung about 1/3 linseed/tung. I added a bit of tincture of iodine, and I've used that on these. It's a bit waxy, but a little microwave, it melts and readily penetrates the wood when warm. Linseed oil tends to be a bit more red/orange IMHO, and the acids in it, over time, may redden it even more.
BTW, the top rifle is my new M48 Mauser 8mm scout. Just mounted the Burris scope today. Haven't shot it, but feels right, and the both eyes thing seems to work pretty well. Surprised me a bit how well I like it so far.
Last edited by Rich D; December 27th, 2016 at 04:20 PM.