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Old 08-02-2010, 13:08   #1
Dirk Pitt
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1903 Springfield Rifle Stock

After reading some of the posts here, I am not sure if this would be considered gun refinishing, but I will give it a try. I am working on a 1903 Springfield that I purchased through CMP. All the metal parts that came with it are fine, the stock was just absolutely beat to death with no hope and too much work to restore. I purchased a new stock through Boyds and it is beatuiful, I have finsihed the remaining inletting that I had to do and I am preparred to stain / finish it. The stain is not a problem, but I am not sure about the outer coating. I have used True Oil on many a stock and really like the outcome and have become pretty good with it. However, the stocks I did had no issue with being shiny / glossy. I want the protective quality of True Oil on this stock but without the gloss. Being a military type rifle I wanted to make it look as authentic as posssible with the shiny stock. I know you can steel wool the last coat of True Oil to dull it down, but there has got to be something out there besides that.

Any ideas?

Thank you.
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