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Old 03-05-2018, 02:15 PM
sport10990 sport10990 is online now
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Default How to Make Colors in Garand Stock

Hey y’all

I just acquired a B-E-A-UTIFUL stock that is correct for a M1D. I know it’s been asked before but this stock has a lot of deep reds in the wood and I would like to make these colors pop and really stand out. Currently, I have only been applying BLO. Would RLO make the red really pop or what have been your methods of doing this? Not looking for any kind of staining or anything that would alter the stock. Pics in the link below. It has some shine on it because it just got a fresh coat of BLO before I took it out in natural daylight to take some photos. It is a complete stock set with front and rear handguards.


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Old 03-05-2018, 04:25 PM
GarandGrabber GarandGrabber is offline
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Oils are pretty much a time thing..I tossed a couple drops of Chestnut Ridge stain in with my RLO..you have mentioned you don't want stains but how patient are you?
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Old 03-05-2018, 06:49 PM
ZvenoMan ZvenoMan is offline
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GarandGrabber is right.
The "How To" section of the forum has several threads on stock finishing.

That's a nice looking stock, stick with oil,
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