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|09-18-2004, 04:38 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2003
Preventive Maintenance of a stock
Would it hurt to apply BLO on a collector grade stock? If it is ok to do so, how often is enough for a high humidity location? I live in Louisiana and muggy is a part of life.
|09-18-2004, 11:23 PM||#3|
I use Boiled Linseed Oil (BLO) on my Carbines, as that is what the military used. However, I only do it once every two years or so, and wipe off the excess immediately. Remember, use of BLO will darken a stock, so you don't want to do it too much. Just my two cents. I should qualify this with the fact that I live in a very low humidity area, and have to worry about the wood drying out, not humidity and possible rot.
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|09-19-2004, 04:10 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2002
Actually, the manuals indicate RAW linseed oil was to be used, as it soaks in rather then drying to a gloss. Don't forget, the object was to protect the stock without making it glossy.
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