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Vintage Stock Finish

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by nsrailroad, Jul 27, 2009.

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  1. nsrailroad

    nsrailroad Member

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    I am in the process of refinishing a H&R topper 410 for my grandson, to give to him for Christmas. I got this gun about 1965, Refinished it in the 70's using polyurthane. It's beautifull walnut. Thinking what would be the best finish for him as durability?? Not sure what finish was on it in 1965, any suggestions??
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    Railroad
     
  2. ou.3200

    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    On the older ones I use either Minwax satin (or semi-gloss) spray polyurethane or Birchwood-Casey Tru-Oil depending on the look I want.
     
  3. claybuster38

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    For the average , Verithane is ok it's durable , easily applied. It ia abitch to take off. I prefer sealer then Oil finish can be touched up as needed. I just finished a browning that took about 10 hours to get the thane off. of course I was careful of the checkering. marv
     
  4. nsrailroad

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    This stock has no checkering.Thanks
    Railroad
     
  5. Dave P

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    I took my Browning Plus to a furniture stripping shop and had the finish removed for $20. It didn't hurt the wood that a little steel wool didn't take care of, nor did it hurt the checkering.
     
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