How to give your stock a BASIC oil finish

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Post by Mack The Knife » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:17 am

Stock oiling has finally begun, see first post for more details.

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Post by Mack The Knife » Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:37 pm

Couple of pics and notes added.

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Post by Mack The Knife » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:27 am

Explanation for delay and one pic added to the first post.

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Post by Mack The Knife » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:39 pm

'New' butt plate resized to fit. See first post for details.

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Post by mehulkamdar » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:56 pm

Mack The Knife,

This is really fantastic. I have a Winchester 69A target model that I need to restore and though I bought the Boyd's kit I haven't got round to doing this. I shall do the needful as soon as possible and post pictures here as well. Your posts have just persuaded me to do this.

Thanks, buddy, and cheers!

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Post by Mack The Knife » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:11 pm

Get stuck in, mate.

Just don't do it inside the house or you will never hear the end of it.

Happy sanding and oiling. :mrgreen:

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Post by Mack The Knife » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:12 pm

Final part added.

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Post by Risala » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:27 pm

Bravo,fantastico,a very beautiful gun has emerged form nowhere. :D
Admire your determination and patience.
Did you manage to sort out the bit on the muzzle end.
Have fun shooting.
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Post by kanwar76 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:43 pm

Nice work Rusty as always.. Stock on that 80 just look awesome :)

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Post by penpusher » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:56 pm

At last this back and forth stuff is over :lol: Nice work Mack The Knife.Now on to bluing the metal bits?

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Post by mundaire » Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:23 pm

Great stuff Mack The Knife! :) Now how about posting some close-ups of the furniture? I noticed that the fore end is darker than the stock, have different woods been used? Or is there some other reason for the difference in colour?

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Post by Mack The Knife » Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:42 pm

Sanjay";p="15804 wrote:Did you manage to sort out the bit on the muzzle end.
Yes I did. However, whether the filling stays in place remains to be seen.

The rust at the time of purchase.

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A toothbrush and oil did not help much.

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So it was time for some extreme measures. CRC rust remover was introduced into the cavities a drop at a time and then allowed to stand for 20 minutes. It was then flushed out, the cavities dried with a hair dryer and copious amounts of WD40 was sprayed into the cavities.

The cavities were WD40'd two to three times per day to keep rust at bay until the JB-Weld arrived from Delhi.


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Once the JB-Weld was received, the cavities were degreased with acetone being injected into them at pressure with the use of a syringe. Then they were dried and Loctite Super Glue was introduced into the cavties as it flows unlike JB-Weld and I wanted to make sure that there were no air pockets between the JB-Weld and the exposed part of the cavity. The Super Glue was allowed to set overnight. The next day, the JB-Weld was prepared and introduced into the remaining part of the cavity.

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My thanks to Grumpy for his constant advice and support during this operation and to Dev for the JB-Weld. Much appreciated, chaps.

I would just like to mention that I stripped the shotgun completely and it was an extremely rewarding experience as I had never done this before. Once again, my thanks to Grumpy for his painstaking and detailed e-mails. I now have a gun that has been thoroughly cleaned and properly lubed and that's a big relief.

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Post by Sujay » Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:49 pm

Mack The Knife Bana";p="15816 wrote: So it was time for some extreme measures. CRC rust remover was introduced into the cavities a drop at a time and then allowed to stand for 20 minutes. It was then flushed out, the cavities dried with a hair dryer and copious amounts of WD40 was sprayed into the cavities.

The cavities were WD40'd two to three times per day to keep rust at bay until the JB-Weld arrived from Delhi.



Once the JB-Weld was received, the cavities were degreased with acetone being injected into them at pressure with the use of a syringe. Then they were dried and Loctite Super Glue was introduced into the cavties as it flows unlike JB-Weld and I wanted to make sure that there were no air pockets between the JB-Weld and the exposed part of the cavity. The Super Glue was allowed to set overnight. The next day, the JB-Weld was prepared and introduced into the remaining part of the cavity.

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Post by Mack The Knife » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:06 pm

penpusher";p="15808 wrote:At last this back and forth stuff is over :lol: Nice work Mack The Knife.Now on to bluing the metal bits?
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I have only ever done cold/chemical bluing.

One basically follows the manufacturer's instructions and it's quite simple. There are two important points to keep in mind though;

1) The better the polish, the deeper and more even will be the blued finish.

2) Thoroughly degrease the parts to be blued.

I have to cold blue the trigger bow in anycase, so if you like I could do a short post on that.

However, what I would like to learn is the rust blue process. Any volunteers?

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Post by Mack The Knife » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:11 pm

kanwar76";p="15806 wrote:Nice work Rusty as always...
If that's the case, how come I screwed-up on yours? Or did those dark bits appear later?

Anyway, now that I have finished working on mine, I would like to have a look at your stock.

BTW, there is a flaw in the butt-stock that has just been oiled but none of you seem to have noticed it. Let me know if you do.

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