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Old 10-25-2017, 03:35 PM
REARSPROCKET REARSPROCKET is offline
 
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Default New Boyd's Stock Color Tint Options

I have a new Boyd's stock to finish off my IJ rebuild. I like the reddish brown color of the gunstock stain color. Has anyone used it on a new walnut stock ? I've never used it on walnut, but I've mixed it with red oak on other woods with great results. If anyone has used it on a new walnut stock please share some images of how it turned out. Thanks
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Old 10-26-2017, 04:26 AM
TSimonetti TSimonetti is online now
 
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I have a new Boyd's stock to finish off my IJ rebuild. I like the reddish brown color of the gunstock stain color. Has anyone used it on a new walnut stock ? I've never used it on walnut, but I've mixed it with red oak on other woods with great results. If anyone has used it on a new walnut stock please share some images of how it turned out. Thanks
My pics are on hold now because of photobucket, but folks do tend to favor the red-brown because it closely mimics an arsenal aged finish.

Whatever works for you is fine, but it is said that alcohol based stain is better than water based. I go a little darker than I want it because some of the stain will come off during oiling and buffing.

I use Chestnut Ridge Military Stock Stain. It has just about the right amount of red, but if I find it has too much showing I usually cut it with some American walnut.

Good luck
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:39 AM
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I use chestnut ridge 2 parts to one part gayle lock number 69. the number 69 tons down the red just a tad. Recently did a boyds stock and it turned out nice.
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Old 10-26-2017, 01:26 PM
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I use chestnut ridge 2 parts to one part gayle lock number 69. the number 69 tons down the red just a tad. Recently did a boyds stock and it turned out nice.
Small world. I do the same when trying to tone down the red, but I normally use Gale Lock 1650, "Early American Walnut".
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:13 PM
REARSPROCKET REARSPROCKET is offline
 
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I used the gunstock first and then went over it with the red oak and the color came out perfect a deep dark reddish orange brown. After sealing it up with Tung oil the grain popped and it couldn't have come out better. I wish it was easy to post pics here directly without an image hosting site.

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