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View Poll Results: What finish
Traditional oil rub 6 85.71%
One of the “finishes” tung, teak, tru oil etc 2 28.57%
Dye stain in color (pick below) TransTint dye 2 28.57%
Dark red 1 14.29%
Amber 0 0%
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:26 PM
mac1911 mac1911 is offline
 
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Default M14 USGI , cracked and on the mend

I bought a new to me SAI M1a that came with a USGI stock.
Cracked at front ferrul and sling swivel area from a bipod mount install through the vent hole. Then a crack on the right side running from selector cut out down through liner screw hole and a few inches after.
All glued and screwed patched up.

Onto the finish
I have done , tung oil both pure and “finish” types.
TruOil, linseed, poly and arcrylic,
All wipe on or rub in types. I don’t have a proper set up to do spray on.

I was thinking going with a colored dye like bright red or Amber?
Just looking for ideas
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Old 11-27-2018, 01:17 PM
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Chestnut Ridge produces a stain with a hint of red in it. I have used it with good results. Tung Oil is the proper finish for M14 stocks. Initially, USGI M14 stocks may have been dipped in linseed oil prior to the Tung Oil finish.

The beauty of Tung Oil is that it can be used to clean and replenish at the same time.
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Old 11-28-2018, 12:13 AM
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Chestnut Ridge produces a stain with a hint of red in it. I have used it with good results. Tung Oil is the proper finish for M14 stocks. Initially, USGI M14 stocks may have been dipped in linseed oil prior to the Tung Oil finish.

The beauty of Tung Oil is that it can be used to clean and replenish at the same time.
if I go with stain its going to be a straight dark red or amber transtint dye...
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