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Old 01-08-2012, 09:37 PM
buckley94thmp buckley94thmp is offline
 
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i am thinking of sending my stock of to:

http://www.trfindley.com/pgstkrest.html

for refinishing, this rifle is a SA cmp service grade with a s/n of 3,1278,xxx at some point in the rifles life someone poorly applied a coat of varnish and this bothers me. the above s/n calls for a stock stamp of G.A.W. but as far as i can tell ( it is extremely hard to make out) the stock on there was likely an SPG. any thoughts on what i should do? this rifle is a shooter but i also appreciate the rifle and don't want to degrade its history so this leaves me torn as what to do. any thoughts on the matter are appreciated.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...artoucheu.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/28/70377553.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/141/61104221.jpg/
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:46 AM
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Are you sure that's varnish? It doesn't look too much different than an oiled finish to me, although maybe the photos are misleading. It also looks to be in very nice condition, and I don't think it needs much refinishing.

If you're thinking of having it restamped, I'd recommend against it. If you want to remove the varnish, it's not too hard to do yourself. There's dozens, maybe hundreds, of threads about removing varnish and refinishing a stock, all you'll need is the proper stripper, some stain (optional), and some oil to finish it (either BLO or PTO).

If it is an SPG, you can probably sell it, and use the money to buy a SA/GAW...probably with some money left over, SPG stocks are pretty hard to come by, especially in the condition yours is in.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:24 AM
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I agree with "dpd3672's" advice. By the way, judging from your pictures, it looks like you have your sling on up side down. Just remove it and turn it over...not end for end, just turn it over.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:41 PM
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The stock is in great shape but there is definitely. Arnish on it. There are a couple light runs here and there. Maybe I will just leave it alone
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:49 PM
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I can't see the harm in wiping some lacquer thinner and see if that takes it off. Any varnish is obviously not a "correct" finish like linseed oil or tung oil, and you won't lose any markings by removing the varnish. It may even help that stock cartouche stand out a little more. Just my thoughts.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:35 AM
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Not to be off topic...

but I found an artical way back in Shooting Times mag about controlling saw dust while sanding stocks. Basically you bulid a shollow box with pegboard on top with this adapter along side to hook up a shop vac.
http://www.amazon.com/Shop-Vac-90687...520910-9442724
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:07 PM
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Larry helped me but good.... bleach really uniformed the wood well. Got alot of dings and dents out too.

Here's the wood after staining today with early American from Minwax...
http://s649.photobucket.com/albums/u...t=SANY0135.jpg

And here's it back together...

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