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Posted: 3/16/2005 4:43:22 PM EST
Was thinking of putting some type of finish on it to protect it. Does anyone do this to their m48 stocks and what do you use?
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 5:08:02 PM EST
Boiled Linseed oil here.  Extremely easy to apply and looks great.

Link Posted: 3/16/2005 5:11:31 PM EST

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Boiled Linseed oil here.  Extremely easy to apply and looks great.

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yes it does. Do you just rub it on?
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 5:17:56 PM EST

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Boiled Linseed oil here.  Extremely easy to apply and looks great.

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yes it does. Do you just rub it on?




I cut mine 50/50 with mineral spirits.  Rub it on thick, let sit for about 15 minutes then remove the excess with a cloth.  I let it sit for 24 hours and repeat.  Three or four coats look real good.
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 5:50:41 PM EST
I used pure Tung oil on mine. After 5 hand rubberd coats it looks really good.
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 5:52:29 PM EST
would you guys suggest doing this? I just have the regular light wood now
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 6:21:31 PM EST

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would you guys suggest doing this? I just have the regular light wood now




Only you can answer that one.  In my case the stock on my $59. M48 (pic posted earlier) was in serious nasty condition with a broken top fore end.  After replacing the top piece the parts didn't match very well so I equalized it with stain then the BLO.  Out of all the finishes I've used, I have had the best results with BLO.  It may not be the best finish for all applications, but it's the one that's been the best for me.
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