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    This is the 700 stock I mentioned earlier.
    Covered in Polyurethane and damaged. Notice the Walnut is lifeless. Dry as a popcorn fart under all the plastic. No love for about 40 years.




    Now two months later, vibrant and beautiful. Notice the "finish" is very thin. It takes YEARS of repeated oiling and handling to achieve the beautiful finish on Milsurps we all love and the OP wishes to replicate. Trying is folly. It's the reason people start waxing their stocks with Gunny paste or Howard's feed and wax. They get to a certain point and the project isn't turning out the way they thought it would so they speed things along. That's my opinion anyway...



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    I did a Remington 1100 last winter for my accountant and that Dupont plastic finish is simply awful to remove. You did a great job.

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    Yep, super job. Its difficult to get a rifle back to its proper oil finish and you have achieved a great result

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    M1903 Springfield stocks made prior to 1928 (the end of regular production) were finished with a red dye called logwood as part of the production process. As I understand it, logwood is available in the form of chips that are dissolved in appropriate solvent (maybe water?) to create the dye.

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    What I also don't understand is why would a scant stock be sanded? My stock appears to be sanded. Were they often sanded at the arsenals?


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