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Posted: 10/13/2003 1:36:48 PM EDT
I have a new garand butt stock and im trying to make it look like the old forarm stock,im using boiled Linseed oil to no prevail ?,,, thanks JOE
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 3:59:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 4:28:44 PM EDT
thanks for the replies room,,,,,,,JOE
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 5:37:02 AM EDT
If you want a new stock set, you could try to find a Boyd's. Some people have had problems with fit, but mine work GREAT. I got the set on sale direct from Boyd's for like $80. I sanded it down and shaped a little, as they are really FAT, like later USGI stocks. Then a few coats of BLO and a wipe on poly finish (in hindsight, I should have used Tung Oil Finish, but couldn't find any. The Poly looks good anyway)

I put my Winchester Danish M1 in that stock. The parkerizing on the rifle looks almost new (except the bolt), so the whole thing looks almost new. Shoots great. I was pegging a 6" gong at 200 yards sitting with Korean surplus on Saturday. (well.. hitting like 3 out of 5...)

Link Posted: 10/16/2003 6:41:51 PM EDT
is the one from boyds completely unfinished? I'd like to get one ans stain it myself in a unique color
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 4:57:27 AM EDT
The stocks from boyd's, at least the walnut stocks, do have a light coat of BLO. Easy to sand off/strip.

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