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Well they need to be stripped and refinished, wood is perfect some of the clear coat is chipped so looking forward to a small project. Beats the Dunlops..

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Once you strip them of finish, see if it's possible to stain them and use an oil finish instead of polyurethane.

I particularly like stocks finished in diluted boiled linseed oil. It has to be rubbed in, and with a number of layers, which might be difficult where the checkering is in place. The rubbing generates the heat that melts the dilute (1 part mineral spirits to 3 parts boiled linseed oil) finish oil into the wood. I use cotton balls to apply and rub in the linseed oil.

I stip finish chemically, and then use steam applied through terry cloth in order to raise dents in the wood back to level. Very little surface sanding, if any, should be needed...
 

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Once you strip them of finish, see if it's possible to stain them and use an oil finish instead of polyurethane.

I particularly like stocks finished in diluted boiled linseed oil. It has to be rubbed in, and with a number of layers, which might be difficult where the checkering is in place. The rubbing generates the heat that melts the dilute (1 part mineral spirits to 3 parts boiled linseed oil) finish oil into the wood. I use cotton balls to apply and rub in the linseed oil.

I stip finish chemically, and then use steam applied through terry cloth in order to raise dents in the wood back to level. Very little surface sanding, if any, should be needed...
That’s similar to the YouTube videos I’ve studied, I’m thinking REN oil..

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I just get pure boiled linseed oil from the hardware, and dilute it with mineral spirits. The work is in the rubbing once things have been stripped and steamed...

I used this technique on this M1Garand stock:

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I just get pure boiled linseed oil from the hardware, and dilute it with mineral spirits. The work is in the rubbing once things have been stripped and steamed...

I used this technique on this M1Garand stock:

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Nice mate

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Looks much better that the rubber that was on it despite the current condition. Keep us up to date on re-finishing project.
 
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