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Old 09-17-2018, 07:34 PM
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Default Stocks vs. sweat (bleaching?)

So, Iíve noticed on the rifles I frequently take shooting that all the contact points where I touch while shooting the stock is 'bleaching'. Specifically on the wrist and the fore end. I assume itís from sweating in the tropical heat of south Florida. There is a noticeable color difference between the rest of the stock, which is dark brown vs. these areas (which is very light brown).

Anything I can do to prevent this? Will reoiling the stocks restore the color? If not I need to reconsider which are my favorite shooters.

On a semi related note, what is raw linseed oil referred to again? I seem to remember it being under a different name than RLO in the stores.
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:51 PM
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Flaxseed oil is what you will find in grocery/health food stores.
What do you have on the rifles currently? In most cases I have seen the areas that are handled the most get darker....pistol grip area especially.
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:01 PM
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I would stain the areas back to color match. It happens to my heavily used rifles, just part of using them as intended.
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:44 PM
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I've never used it on gun stocks but my wife revitalizes old furniture using Old English.
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:35 PM
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For the future protection of your stocks, consider Minwax Tung Oil Finish. It's a varnish that should be more impervious to sweat and oil.
I've finished Dupage (CMP) stocks with BLO, PTO, and this Minwax Tung Oil Finish. The Minwax finish is hard to distinguish from pure oil finishes - it has slightly more sheen than BLO but less than PTO. Two coats and you're done. Since these aren't USGI stock sets I feel completely comfortable with the Minwax.
On my HRA USGI stock I applied PTO to keep it authentic.
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:57 AM
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I learned the difficult way on a nice Red Label that insect repellent can do damage to the finish of a firearm. Probably no what your dealing with but something to keep in mind.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:47 AM
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In most cases I have seen the areas that are handled the most get darker....pistol grip area especially.
I think the pistol grip gets darker because it's the more open end grain.
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:59 AM
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I took it out today to try and get photos of it and I just can’t get it. Looking at it again when I’m not hurrying to get the rifle off the line I think that it’s just the stock is dry in those areas. Maybe the sweat is helping to facilitate the oil leaching out? My first thing I think will be to do a couple coats of linseed oil.
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:32 PM
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Its always pleasing to the soul to hand apply a light coat of your chosen stock oil to your rifle.


Dont sweat it.


No pun intended.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:02 PM
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Is this GI or aftermarket wood?
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