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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:00 pm 
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Hi,

I bought a low cost, okay cheap import under-lever rifle that came with a reddened brown thick "finish". It was complete with multiple runs. I thought, could I refinish this?

I removed the "finish" with Polystripper and found that many areas of the rifle stock were filled with wood filler. This filler would take stain as a uniformly coloured blotch, but the rest of the "wood?" would not take a stain.

I applied a Polyurethane tinted stain with an airbrush. This is like spray painting with a see through paint. I buffed the surface with #00 steel wool and repeated the airbrushed stain, focusing more sprayed stain on the wood filler areas. After this dried, I again buffed with the steel wool and rubbed a little harder on the contact areas of the stock to give it a used look.

I added a scope and an old sling. I think it looks pretty good for a $90 rifle.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:12 am 
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I think it looks good too. Nice job.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:58 am 
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Thx, Plasticman :)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:16 am 
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Not too shabby. Well done. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:38 pm 
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More than anything it is just a labour of love! Some of those finishes are a PIA to get off! Also if you want to add some stain when it is all stripped. Lots of the stocks are very plain jane and no figure and little grain to them! Looks like yours came out good!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:29 pm 
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I picked up a B4 similar to that years back that had been painted flat black, figured I'd do the same... turns out there was more filler then wood and I even found half a nail that had been shaved/ground down embedded in the wood! I obviously know why they painted it after seeing that lol yours looks great though! sometimes there not kidding when they say these stock are made out of recycled shipping pallets! Very nice looking finish ;)

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You did a great job, if it shoots as well as it looks you can be a proud owner..

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Great job. I really don't understand the reason they put such a bad finish on those gun,s. Here,s a B4 I redid a while back.I added a pistol grip and made the forestock finger grip more streamlined. I was lucky, the wood under the old finish was in good shape. very minor filler.
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joe hickey wrote:
Great job. I really don't understand the reason they put such a bad finish on those gun,s. Here,s a B4 I redid a while back.I added a pistol grip and made the forestock finger grip more streamlined. I was lucky, the wood under the old finish was in good shape. very minor filler.
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you both are very fortunate and have great looking rifles! ;) i bought a B3 from a forum member that actually had decent wood to work with but i sold her and have been kicking my arse daily for doing so!

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nice work gunsnrows.
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