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    What finish on the Glenfield 30A I didn't want

    I've reconditioned all the mechanical's and it's looking good and working flawlessly. Now what to do with the wood is the question. As we all know it's hard to get anything out of birch wood so I'm thinking of going with an all natural look except where the checkering is. I was playing around scraping the old flaking finish off with a single edge razor blade and like the look leaving the checkered as is and thinking well this would be different. I looked at images on google and see it's been done before and kind of has that light look of the curly maple just no grain.
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    years ago. I had a stock like that. I stripped it and hand rubbed linseed oil on it for months. just a little at a time. use it sweat on it whatever. and after a few months it turned a very pleasant golden brown color. I did the same thing to my old savage 94 shotgun . same result. but it takes time.
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    I like the blonde finished ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 94win30wcf View Post
    years ago. I had a stock like that. I stripped it and hand rubbed linseed oil on it for months. just a little at a time. use it sweat on it whatever. and after a few months it turned a very pleasant golden brown color. I did the same thing to my old savage 94 shotgun . same result. but it takes time.
    This. I agree. Boiled Linseed oil. I have used it a lot, and gotten good results, but like he said, it isn’t fast.
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    With Birch the only way I have found to stain it nice and even is you must strip off all of the finish down to the bare wood and use laquer thinner to wash it. Then stain it with a water based stain (like Birchwood Casey water based walnut stain). Let it dry and see if it is dark enough. If not rub again with the water based stain. Then seal it with grain sealer.
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