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Old 10-11-2006, 01:45 PM   #1
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Here is my newest addition. Unfortunately, the lead dipped heal doesn't show up real well.
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Old 10-11-2006, 05:47 PM   #2
 
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Not the average issue stock for an early Garand eh? looks nice .

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Old 10-12-2006, 07:07 AM   #3
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I may have to strip the stock and apply a light stain. Grain does show up well in certain light conditions and angles. Receiver has a lead dipped heal, which doesn't show up well either, even after I refinished it.
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Old 10-14-2006, 07:12 AM   #4
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I stripped the stock, and stained it with a thinned mixture of Fiebings Dark Brown leather dye and rubbing alcohol.
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Old 10-14-2006, 08:22 AM   #5
 
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nice Garand. What stock is that? Wenigs? How long did it take to do your finish work?
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:49 AM   #6
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I got it as a fitted, unfinished stock from DGR. Total finish time was about 2 days, 3 if you count stripping and starting over.
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:02 AM   #7
 
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I got it as a fitted, unfinished stock from DGR. Total finish time was about 2 days, 3 if you count stripping and starting over.
I was planning on doing the same thing...is this the hybrid maple?

Where did you have your re-park done?
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:07 AM   #8
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I did the repark myself using Radocy Zinc Park solution. The finish on the stock is Fiebings Dark Brown leather dye, which is essentially the same thing as Chestnut Ridge Military Stain. I was leery about using too much stain so I thinned it a lot. I first used 1/4 tsp stain in 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol, then went up with another 1/2 tsp in the same solution. Finish MinWax Wipe On Satin Poly.
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I did the repark myself using Radocy Zinc Park solution. The finish on the stock is Fiebings Dark Brown leather dye, which is essentially the same thing as Chestnut Ridge Military Stain. I was leery about using too much stain so I thinned it a lot. I first used 1/4 tsp stain in 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol, then went up with another 1/2 tsp in the same solution. Finish MinWax Wipe On Satin Poly.
It sure is good looking. I was thinking about the same stock, but I guess that I like the contrast of the light stripple of the maple and the black.

My Dane will get a new barrel and then repark and stock...so I'm a way away.
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Old 10-14-2006, 02:59 PM   #10
 
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OK...I am stupid....What is a "lead dipped heel"? And what rifles had it ? And Why?? What purpose did it serve??
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Old 10-14-2006, 03:07 PM   #11
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Lead dipped heals were on Garand receivers that had their receiver heals dipped in molten lead. This annealed or softened the rear of the receiver to prevent cracking when firing grenades.
The bolt on a Garand hits the rear of the receiver during firing. Firing grenades put extra oooomph to the bolts, and often cracked the receivers, because the receivers were extremely hard. Annealing them soften that part, allowing give and stopping cracks.

check out the photos of this thread.
http://battlerifles.ambackforum.com/vie ... hp?t=39486
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