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how do you tell the fake feathering on 870

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by romie, Mar 12, 2011.

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  1. romie

    romie Active Member

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    I have a friend that has a 870 and he reduced the comb only to find out that it had some kind of decal or something. This would fool the adverage or simi-expert like me into thinking it was feather crotch walnut.How do you tell the difference and how did they do it.I am a hobby artist thinking I can refinnish my old 870 . Looks like maybe maple syrup colored transparent stain.

    dumb wood expert
     
  2. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    never heard of that
     
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    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Someone probably took a plain stock and had it dipped in wood pattern film. This is the same process used for camo guns and for "wood dashes" in automobiles.
     
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    Remington used a process they called "Realwood". It consisted of a real nice piece of walnut veneer over a carbon fiber stock blank.
     
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    I believe it was dipped in film also.
     
  6. romie

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    I know it is not veneer over plastic or carbon it is a solid wood stock. He discovered it when he started sanding.
    I assumed they did this process to a lot of 870s.
    Monty
     
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    I believe it is Beretta that uses a lot of it also.....It's a computer generated film that floats on top of a tank of water and the item is dipped into it. Some of it looks better than real wood. There are places that will do single items like gunstocks.....A little Goggle and you'll find them and all the info ya need.
     
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    I have also heard that some Krieghoff stocks have this film on them. Don't know for sure. Regards, Ed
     
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    Not any different than the process they use to put camo on a bow, or firearm. They have a computer generated ink film image sprayed on top of water, or some chemical. Then they raise the object out of that tank and the ink film image tranfers onto the object. Neat process to watch. Jon
     
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    Look it up on youtube. You can get film kits to do it your self about 100 bucks a piece IIRC.

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    I would be.... HOT, if I bought a K gun and it showed up with faux pas wood grain on it.
     
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    Never knew Remington did that, I thought only Beretta. Wasn't a TB or TC was it?

    Steve
     
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    Remington's Realwood stock are not veneer. They are 2 really nice pieces of solid walnut with a carbon fiber layer in the center.



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    Never heard of Krieghoff using a fake finish. I've refinished many K32's that had the old red finish on them that had very high grade wood under the red stain. Larry
     
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    While not an expert by the standards here, I was looking at a Beretta several years ago with the most amazing wood. And I looked at it hard. It was only a small wear spot that revealed that it was a transfer of painted grain on a truely unremarkable piece of wood. Honestly I was amazed at how good it looked and how real.
     
  16. Garry

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    Take off the recoil pad and wet the end of the wood.
     
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