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Old 12-10-2005, 03:24 PM   #1
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Help me decide how to stain/treat my new Boyd's K98k walnut

Boys, I picked up a K98k walnut stock from Sportsman's Guide (it's a Boyd's) in Walnut. I am having trouble deciding what to do with the sucker.

I've never been fond of really dark woods. The stock is a military profile. I am having a smith bed the action, rebarrel to military profile but in 6mm Remington (and float), and refit the stock. I believe that I need to finish the stock myself.

You guys got any good suggestions on how/what? The rifle will be bead-blasted and reblued - I hear it leaves a satin-type finish.

Be advised, the gun's a RC piece, and it's pinged, so it's not like I'm destroying Himmler's nephew's drill rifle or anything - please leave out the "Bubba calls" from your responses.
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Old 12-10-2005, 04:49 PM   #2
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mix boiled linseed oil with turpentine 50:50 and apply in heavy coats, letting soak in for 1/2 hour or so, then wipe off with lint-free cloth. do that until the oil os absorbed evenly, and let dry at least a day in between coats. if you are satisfied with the color, then keep applying BLO in thin coats until you have the finish you desire. if you want to add color to it, use a spirit stain and apply it over the initially oiled wood in thin coats, following it up with more oil until you acheive the desired finish. boyds' wood can be surprisingly decent, you may like just the oil.
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