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I have this Browning that has the worst wood you ever saw. I have seen GI Garands that look better. I want to spiff this up a little, but not a total refinsh. Need something to enhance what is here, give it a little curb appeal. Who has done something similar and what did you use?



 

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Rub in a couple of coats of Permalyn Sealer (available from Brownells). Gives it that "in the wood" finish with a nice semi-gloss look.
 

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Tung oil with a little Japan dryer. Wipe on a coat let stand 20 minutes, then wipe off the excess. Let it stand 24 hours, then do the procedure again. 5 to 7 days or until the grain is filled. Then polish and wax. An easy and beautiful finish. I've been doing this for many years for lots of wood projects, including stocks.
 

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Why not find a really nice piece of English or Turkish walnut and make new pieces? That would be really easy to do in this case.
 

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shotgun410 solution seems like what I wanted to do. I rummaged through my box of gun show bargains and found something similar. 7 coats looks great. Finish is not as glossy as photo shows, just harsh reflections. I am pleased with the result for not much effort. Thanks to all.



 
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