I have spent the evenings during the last week refinishing the stock on my friends .22-250, the one I posted a thread on earlier and for which I have been developing up some loads. The stock had a high gloss varnish finish that was in good condition in some parts but very dented about in others. It had one particularly deep dent along the sharp beavertail edge on the fore-end which I steamed out.
Stripping off the stain found some nice grain in the butt, however the fore-end is quite plain. I finished the stock with coats of Tru-oil and a final coat of some waxy timber polish which gives a beautiful smooth semi-gloss finish.
Enjoy the photos. Top two are before, other 4 are the finished product.
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