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Old 09-18-2004, 04:38 PM   #1
 
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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.

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Old 09-18-2004, 11:14 PM   #2
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Nope. Good idea. A steel cabinet with a light bulb running should keep the humidity at bay.
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Old 09-18-2004, 11:23 PM   #3
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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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Thanks guys!! I am learning alot from this board.
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Old 09-19-2004, 04:10 PM   #5
 
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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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Old 09-19-2004, 06:20 PM   #6
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They also used Tung oil when linseed wasn't available.
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