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Old 12-03-2009, 09:27 AM
MiDodgeguy MiDodgeguy is offline
 
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Default 40X Stock refinish

I am planning on probably having to refinish the stock on my 40-X. Just wondering what the correct finish is....? I know the Garand is 180 grit, and I used fairtrimmers OX which worked wonderfully. Any ideas on what to do on the Remington?
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:44 AM
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I see no reason that pure tung or linseed wouldn't be all you'd need. Hand rubbed.
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:58 AM
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Mine was a bit dried out. I wiped it down well with walnut oil many, many times. That really brought the wood back to life. After that I apply gunny paste. looks great and keeps it original. This is one of the USMC rifles and I wanted to do a restore rather than a refinish.
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:27 AM
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Mine was a bit dried out. I wiped it down well with walnut oil many, many times. That really brought the wood back to life. After that I apply gunny paste. looks great and keeps it original. This is one of the USMC rifles and I wanted to do a restore rather than a refinish.
I think I will do this - that looks great!
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:53 AM
45/70sharpshooter 45/70sharpshooter is offline
 
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presidentg, Great looking 40x. Other than the USMC stamp are there any other differences between the regular 40x and the USMC version ? Thanks,45/70SS
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:34 AM
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I don't believe so, and I think all of the USMC's were STD. Barrels. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:40 PM
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Not only does it look good but it can really shoot. I've saved all the Lapua CenterX from the CMP Rimfire Matches of the last couple of years for this rifle.
I can't say for sure but I believe most, if not all, of the USMC are the earlier 722 action.

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Old 12-03-2009, 04:26 PM
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My USMC 40X looks to have a really worn varnish finish. Is that correct of all the USMC 40Xs?
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:32 PM
Navlav8r Navlav8r is offline
 
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My 40-X's from CMP have had both oil and varnish finishes. There are also at least three types of stocks that I've seen. The ones we used in NROTC in the 70's had varnish finishes.
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