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Stock Refurb

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Lydford, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Lydford

    Lydford Posting Addict

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    What sort of finish would you advise for a 1990's springer beech stock? It is currently that awful orange shiny finish with the odd scrape here and there. My walnut stocks are oiled with Danish (many times) and wiped over after every outing with Ballistol.

    As for the old beech jobby, I was considering sanding comprehensively, wire wool finish and then using a dark Fiddes wax but having no experience with this sort of stock I don't want to mess up. Any thoughts guys ...?
     
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    Currently doing my beech BSA Superstar and have already completed a Supersport. Stripped the horrible varnish, sanded, stained and Danish oiled. Haven't got any pics of the superstar stained yet, but will post shortly. In the meantime here's one of the finish achieved on the Supersport.
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  3. Lydford

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    Wow! Love it. I was told staining doesn't work with beech. Obviously not the case as yours looks amazing. I sort of know where I am with oil so I may well follow your example. Thanks.
     
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    Beech stains fine. The lightest part of the grain seems to take less stain, but to me that adds more interest. That one was stained with American walnut mixed with dark oak. The superstar has been done with Indian rosewood. Much darker. Stained it today. Looks like it should come up really well.
     
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  5. OLD GIT61

    OLD GIT61 if no spring it wont do a thing

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    Just done my meteor mk1 just sanded it them used fine wet and dry, and put Balistol Balsin Bright on by hand .The more coats you put on the darker it will get.But as the post above, and next time i will put a stain on first.I have used coffee or tea stain for good results.
     

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