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Stock Repair/Maintenance Tips?

Thread in 'Curios & Relics' started by NonStampCollector, Aug 15, 2019.

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    I've recently purchased a new-to-me C&R rifle, but the stock has a small split in the upper handguard. I'd like to repair this myself, but if it's too difficult/costly, I may just buy a replacement, since replacements are about $35-40.

    In addition, the stock definitely feels dry as a bone. What would you guys recommend putting on it that keeps the original finish but prevents further cracking in the future?

    Thanks!
     
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    would like to see a few pictures, one many stocks ive repaired. crazy glue does a good job on splits and cracks. go light and rub it in and wipe off the excess. be prepared to use 0000 steel wool to even out the surface. after the glue dries use your preferred oil finish. I recommend boiled linseed oil and heres why. Tung oil is very fast to dry and very hard and extremely shiny. Todays BLO wont change your stock color a whole lot. RAW linseed oil will however...RLO ages and its ages pretty quickly but it is slow to dry.
     
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    Pure tung oil is extremely slow to dry...
    And I am speaking of pure not a tung finish...
    The most important factor is it teaches patience.
     
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    Mine get a rub with some paste wax every year. Doesn't change the color. I like Tung oil, but buff it with some Triple F compound to dull it out and then apply a good coat of paste wax.
     
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    I use bees was stuff cant remember the name but it does a good job and doesnt really effect the finish color and it's amazing how much will get sucked up into a stock.
     
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    Nothing to add to the repair conversation but I use Ballistol on my milsurp stocks. Seems to work well.
     
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    Whoopsie, sorry, been a busy lad and forgot to post pics! Here they are: IMG_20190822_190805.jpg IMG_20190822_190803.jpg IMG_20190822_190844.jpg IMG_20190822_190757.jpg
     
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