Just thought I would share a few pics of my 1894CB in .44 Mag.
I recently bought it new, but decided to refinish the wood. Also did away with the crossbolt safety, added a DRC stainless mag follower, a Skinner rear sight, a decorative slot filler in place of the factory rear sight, and an XS white post front sight.
This pic shows two 3-shot groups at 100 yards, both measuring between 2½" and 2¾" (with a slight sight adjustment between groups):
Wish I would have taken pics of the wood beforehand, as it turned out noticeably better. When refinishing the stock, a small image of a longhorn appeared:
Very nice. Makes me want to cut down my .45 cowboy. I like the short barrel.
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What did you use on the wood? Just curious. Doesn't look like stain and poly but I can't really tell.
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Wow, what did you use for the finish?
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Thanks for the comments.
I used GB Lin-Speed Oil on the wood:
No stain was used.
To prevent the final coat from being overly glossy, I lightly used 0000 steel wool along with Watco Rejuvenating Oil (after the Lin-Speed had dried):
The rejuvenating oil is not a finishing oil, so it doesn't dry hard like finishing products do. It simply served as a lubricant while using the steel wool. After wiping it off and allowing some additional dry time, I applied a couple of coats of wax.
The finish is not as shiney as some of the pics seem to indicate. It has more of a luster than a shine, and the pic of the rifle shown with the target probably is the truest representation of how it looks in person.
Overall, I'm pleased with the outcome.
It looks nice unforgiven. I've always used stain and poly, and tru-oil but now I'm starting to experiment with BLO.
That is a beautiful Cowboy. I thought I had one traded for yesterday in .45 colt but he sold it outright instead. Oh well ..