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Walnut stock

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Rapid1967, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Rapid1967

    Rapid1967 Engaging Member

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    Hi all. I've recently purchased a new BSA R10, with walnut stock, and over the past few weeks when I've been shooting grey squirrels I've been caught out in the rain. I'm just wondering what I should use as protector as it's become a bit dried out looking, what do I use just to give the stock a lift.
    cheers mike
     
  2. Samobaggins

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    I use Danish oil as I prefer a satin finish rather than gloss. You will get a lot of answers on this subject!
     
  3. Rapid1967

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    Yeh that's the finish I'm after, I don't really want to make the stock look darker I just want to give it some TLC.
     
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    Hi Rapid last week I got the Ballistol dark brown gun stock oil for my new R-10, its had around five coats now and starting to look very nice, I took the action out to do it properly so did the inside of the stock as well, the instructions claim totally waterproof after application but I think it would be anyway, its quite expensive but it will last a long time, a little goes a long way.
     
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    I always use danish oil for my stocks.
    Scott
     
  7. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    And when your bored of doing that and you fancy putting a proper finish on, buy some CCL conditioning oil :rolleyes::D
     
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    The oil will harden overnight protecting your stock. I use it on all my walnut stocks, on the S10 and Rapid (Custom Stock stocks) on the Hatsan 60S TG GR too!
     
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    Before CCL made conditioning oil Walnut oil was used by craftsmen on gunstocks, furniture and cooking utensils. Use chemicals if you like, Walnut Oil is still best for Walnut!
     
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    Excuse my french, but b******s! I've seen stocks "finished" with Tesco walnut oil and you can not get a finish that is anywhere near the finish you'll get with CCL.

    If Walnut oil was the all singing all dancing super finish you make it out to be, everyone would be using it as it's cheap as chips. Everyone isn't using it because there are oils on the market that are far superior!

    Use it if you like SAM, but don't preach that it is as good as CCL, cos it aint!
     
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    Hi. I do believe plain walnut oil was used. BUT it was mixed with other ingredients "usually secret".

    If your stock "OP" is walnut and is looking crabby after only a few shoots I suspect it was oiled finish, and not any type of varnish/sealer which would have lasted much longer. If it were mine I would carry on with the oil which can give a lovely finish but use Boiled Linseed Oil and very sparingly. Just a very light coat and rubbed in as suggested with the cooking oil.
     
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    Danish oil will slightly change the colour of the wood. To check what colour it will go then apply a small amount of water to the stock and that will show what colour the stock will turn with oil applied. It's amazing what you can learn on Y#utube
     
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    I think any finish that penetrates the wood will darken it slightly as it gets saturated.

    It's most noticeable on light woods like beech or bland walnut
     
  15. Stevie Darling

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    Walnut oil, add a bit of balsamic, a bit of crushed garlic, and maybe a bit of chilli,

    And you could have a lovely salad:D
     
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    I use Tesco walnut oil on all my wood. Warming it a little in a pan so it becomes less viscous is worth doing if the wood is dry. It's perfect for waterproofing wood.
     
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    Yes, but the rifle would look odd with crushed garlic hanging off it, but still, it may keep the vampires at bay :D
     
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    I am not talking of finishing a stock, neither is the op! What they are asking about is maintaining stock finish which is what the Walnut oil will do!

    Yes so keep the fact you have some to yourself else the salad dressings will do for your stock maintenance!
     

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