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Old 06-14-2021, 05:28 PM
terry_b terry_b is offline
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Default Strip a stock or not?

I just got nice carbine that has a nice walnut stock but appears to have been varnished, at least it is a hard glossy finish. There is barely a ghost of a cartouche showing that any more sanding would probably erase.
I'd like to strip it off and get back to a stock finish with linseed oil but would like to not erase what is left of the cartouche.
Any suggestion as to how to strip it or am I opening a can of worms better left alone?
hmmm try this...
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Old 06-14-2021, 06:55 PM
Quarterbore Quarterbore is offline
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Location: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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That works. I am no expert and photos lie but I think that could be Tung or Tru Oil finish as opposed to a varnish. The stock looks pretty darned good so I would be hesitant to do anything drastic.


Here is my Tipo 2 clone. It is stained darker with a red tint but this wood was finished with Tung oil. If it was in stained walnut it probably would look very similar to yours.


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