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Old 12-27-2007, 08:42 AM   #1
 
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OK, refinishing begins!

All sanded down.
I got 98% of all the dings out of it.

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Old 12-27-2007, 03:58 PM   #2
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Nice. I made the mistake of not taking pictures before and during refinishing of my Marlin.

Just have patience. Real oil finishes take time, and this one is well worth it.
Just keep going until the grain is TOTALLY full and the bare surface looks like a sheet of glass.
In this one, the finish is IN the wood, not ON it, and what you see is bare wood that's totally sealed and filled.
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:32 AM   #3
 
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OK I have just taken the first coat down and am about to apply the second.
Are heat lamps vorboten when refinishing?
I can paint cars and use heat lamps to speed drying.
Or is patience key to this project?
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:43 AM   #4
 
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[img]http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/screamingcockatoo/stock2.jpg[/img]
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:15 PM   #5
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Patience.

Let it dry on it's own.
The first coat or two may not dry at all.
It's not unusual for it to stay sticky for days and days.
As the wood fills up, the Minwax will dry faster and faster, until near the end you can easily apply two coats a day, depending on the weather.
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:21 PM   #6
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Cock, I'd swear those pictures were shot in my own basement!
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Old 12-29-2007, 03:56 AM   #7
 
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It just might be...


That's the laundry room.
You should hear the wife, going on about me being in the way...
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:53 PM   #8
 
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Looking really good. I hope you left the buttplate on when sanding (if plastic) and better yet if the stock was still mounted to the rifle and the steel protected with masking tape.
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:06 AM   #9
 
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Unfortunately I don't have the buttplate yet.
Abd I finished it off of the metal.
I just hung the wood in the laundry room.

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Old 01-01-2008, 08:47 AM   #10
 
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:24 AM   #11
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Looks nice!

Did you steel-wool it, or just leave it glossy? I like to use Tru-Oil and steel-wool every coat, leaving a final finsh that sort of glows but doesn't shine. I'd think that would look good on that old rifle.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:34 AM   #12
 
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It's glossy for the moment.
I may add another coat and buff it down.
Haven't decided yet...
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:38 AM   #13
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You've got a hella $99 gun, and a lot of fun in the project as well. I love doing stuff like this, and enjoy reading about others' projects almost as much.
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:20 AM   #14
 
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I took it with me to the gunshow Sunday.
You won't believe the offers ti buy it!
One fella offered me $300!
Said it was the same one he had as a boy.
But I had to disappoint him. There were none at the show.

Now to my next project.
A 1963 Ruger Single Six Magnum.(the Convertible has the 5 1/2" Barrel)
It had the telescope on it but I broke it.
So I need to find the old rear wedge sight.
It has never been converted to safety bar.
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Now to my next project.
A 1963 Ruger Single Six Magnum.(the Convertible has the 5 1/2" Barrel)
It had the telescope on it but I broke it.
So I need to find the old rear wedge sight.
It has never been converted to safety bar.
I'm jealous! That sounds like fun--and it will make a great plinking companion for the 39. Do you have the .22LR cylinder too?

If you can't locate an original sight, I believe Millet makes a drop-in replacement unit that will work. Or are you talking about a fixed dovetail sight, kinda like a GI 1911?

Pics! We need pics!
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:51 AM   #16
 
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It has both cylinders.
It uses the dovetail drift in fixed sight.
I'm gonna drop by Deercreek Guns and see if he has something laying around Saturday.

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Old 01-02-2008, 12:45 PM   #17
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Hey Cock: See if this reminds you of anything:

http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/sh ... p?t=209855
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:23 PM   #18
 
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Sweet!
His is in great shape!
He can order the little plastic "Bullseye", and it's inexpensive.
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