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Care For Stock Any Gun

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by cementman, Aug 29, 2008.

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  1. cementman

    cementman Member

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    There is another tread about Care For Stock Caesar Guerini and see responses using various furniture polish, etc., etc.. Wonder is there any problem just spraying on the gun oil, G96 in my case, on the metal and wood and with a cloth removing any excess.
     
  2. phirel

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    The primary care for a finish on a gun stock is to prevent from scratching it.

    cementman- If you spray oil on the wood finish it probably won't hurt it but will not help it either. Do use care not to get the oil into any unfinished wood surfaces (inside forearm, between receiver and grip). Oil will damage unfinished wood. I believe it is a good idea to put a coat of finished on any unfinished areas of the stock, even between the butt and the butt pad.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    I do agree with Mr. Ireland. I would only stress the points he already made. Oil (petroleum products) make wood soft. Do not put that stuff on your gunstock.
     
  4. gun fitter

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    The factory finish on most caesar guerini's seems to be a wiped on finish I'm guessing a wax and urethane combo. the stock is not really completly sealed Do not use gun oil unless you seal the whole stock fliiing all the pores.
    Joe If you use anything on the wood carnuba wax.
     
  5. Dingelfutz

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    Petroleum-based oils and solvents can be bad news for wooden stocks. They can be toxic to humans, too. As a 10-year cancer survivor I have found that I can no longer "handle" such products. As a result I now use Ballistol exclusively. It is at least a "good enough" bore cleaner and lubricant and it also does a very nice job at polishing and preserving wood, leather, plastic, and rubber. Heck, the Europeans even use the stuff to disinfect cuts!
     
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    Another vote for fabulous Ballistol!
     
  7. Bruce Em

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    Where is it typically sold?

    ie auto parts, hardware, home interior, cleanser section etc
     
  8. Dingelfutz

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    Ballistol is available from a number of on-line and mail-order vendors. I usually order Ballistol from Dixie Gun Works.
     
  9. gun fitter

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    No oil on the wood on the guerini. Oil will attack any raw or unsealed wood and discolor it and make it soft. On an oil finished stock like the guerinni Toung oil linseed oil true oil wiped on a clean cotton cloth is best.

    Joe
     
  10. Dingelfutz

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    An exception should be made for Ballistol. Ballistol does not "attack" wood, quite the opposite. In fact, one application that is recommended for Ballistol is as a furniture polish...an application that I have tried and have generally been pretty satisfied with. I like Ballistol better than linseed oil or tung oil for preserving gunstocks because Ballistol tends to be much less "sticky" and much easier to apply. Ballistol is less toxic than linseed oil and tung oil finishes, too. Ballistol "builds up" more slowly than linseed oil and tung oil finishes but,in my experience, Ballistol leaves an oil finish after repeated applications that is just as attractive as those which can be achieved by the use of more "traditional" wood care products.
     
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