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Old 10-07-2017, 11:01 AM
mgbill mgbill is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: MD
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For future reference:

1. Got to CMP Home Page and click on "Training & Tech"
2. Click on "Armorer's Corner"
3. Click on "Wood Cleaning Article"
4. Under the List of Topics, choose number 11, "Consideration when new Boyds Stocks are fitted to an M1 Garand". Read this carefully and follow instructions to the letter.

The entire Wood Cleaning Article has a lot of good information and guidance.

It sounds like you're happy with what you did...and that's what counts, in my opinion.
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Old 10-07-2017, 01:18 PM
erbob erbob is offline
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Location: Central Illinois (Peoria)
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Originally Posted by Dingo View Post
Pictures or it didn't happen...

This is AFTER the BLO application. Is fine with me.

Last edited by erbob; 10-07-2017 at 02:23 PM.
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:56 PM
epm729 epm729 is offline
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Location: Highland, NY
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I just finished a Winchester FG I bought at the New England Games. Six coats of BLO as MixedBreed proscribed, then a finish of home made Gunny's paste,( Tom's 1/3 Mix). Looks good. Eddie
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:15 PM
sparx sparx is offline
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Location: Tucson, Arizona
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The BLO treatment is the easiest. Tung oil finish can end up uneven and blotchy as per what the finish is under it.

Since the OP is not patient with wood finishing, I would think a few thinned coats of BLO has to be the easiest and most fool proof product to apply to a CMP walnut stock.

The 3 part wax mix may be a close 2nd.
Also if the BLO finish does not turn out, it can be removed with mineral spirits.
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Old 10-10-2017, 05:40 PM
goryshaw goryshaw is offline
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Location: Utah
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Originally Posted by Orlando View Post
Without completely stripping the CMP stock first the finish "may" come out blotchy. Its a crap shoot
Yep, my first two CMP stocks on a CMP Special in .308 and a HRA Service Grade Special both turned out great with my normal routine of 2 days of 50/50 Tung oil and odorless mineral spirits followed by 5 days of pure Tung oil. The Winchester Service Grade I got this summer did not respond to that same treatment. Blotchy is a good description of the results. After several coats of 50/50 that never fully soaked in I finally got some 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper and wet sanded it to strip the Tung Oil and whatever the CMP seals them with. The 50/50 mix then penetrated just fine and looks good.
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