Rifle Stock Care

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27Northtexan19
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Rifle Stock Care

Post by 27Northtexan19 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:55 am

Can anyone tell me the best way to care for wooden rifle stocks on antique rifles? I would like to clean and then treat but not to the extent of sanding, etc.

2shooter
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Re: Rifle Stock Care

Post by 2shooter » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:24 pm

Just leave it alone you are asking for trouble you will regret later.
You wish would not have done.

Colt45Dave
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Re: Rifle Stock Care

Post by Colt45Dave » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:52 am

Great question! I have been wondering that myself. My Roller is an oldie, and I'm certainly not going to sand the stock, but I did use some gun cleaner to reveal two stamping on the butt stock I had not noticed before, thereby lightning that area. At one time, I saw a YouTube video of Larry Potterfield of Midway using lacquer thinner to clean the wood, prior to reoiling.
What's the thoughts on that practice?

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