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refinishing gun stock

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by dp2002813, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. I would like to stain/protect this stock, but it has a boiled linseed oil finish on it now.

    I have attempted to apply BLO now and again just to refresh the finish, but it will not dry completely... remains tacky.

    Can a stain properly adhere to the wood with the linseed oil finish?

    Or can I use a matte/low gloss "clear coat" to help protect the wood from weather?
    It had at one time a glossy polyurethane finish and it looked very 1970's... Give it a pair of platform shoes and a butterfly collar and she'd fit right in, eh? :puking:

    Also, where can I get some leather pieces to cover the butt plate/recoil pad with?

    Gun is a Stevens 311H SxS. Probably produced in the 1970-80 years.

    Thanks in advance!

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