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Multiple hand rubbed coats of Boiled Linseed oil, followed by multiple coats of Birchwood casey's Stock Sealer, followed by multiple coats of Butcher's floor wax.
I just finished a stock for a guy that I rubbed 6-6-6 and it came out real nice.........Sorry, No pictures, the customer already has the gun.

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I used a concoction of equal parts, BLO, Bees Wax, and Turp.

I love the look and it is supposed to be very protective. It is by far the most simple finish to install I have ever done. Just rub it in and wipe it down and repeat until you get the look you want. The mixture is solid at room temperature but liquifies as you start rubbing from the heat of friction and your hand. I actually put it on with my hands while it was liquid but as soon as it cooled down from me mixing the three parts together.

It gives the wood a warm feel and it is silky to the touch and it looks like the old hand rubbed BLO stock.

It is really hard to get a good picture. One day I wil go out in the bright sun. These pictures do not do it justice.
 

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xtrmn8tr said:
what is everyone putting on there wood stocks?
I changed out the birch stock wood on my econo 1894 for some better stuff from Numrich. I was kind of peeved to discover how little finishing Marlin actually did. None of the pores were filled and the inletting wasn't touched. I used some Deft Danish oil finish to get get the pores filled flush, then finished up with some Watco Satin Wax. I made sure that the inletting and butt plate areas got a good coat of both, it was going where it's frequently wet, high humidity if not rain and snow. I have to touch it up every few years, it's due now. It doesn't hang on the wall, it goes out in the swamp and woods.

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I used Truoil on a '94 stock. Seems like a great product, however it seems to have some plasticizers in it. Easy to apply, I used my fingers as recommended on label. Finish came out very smooth but a bit too shiny, even after rubbing it out with recommended steel wool. It is on the matte side of semi gloss. Looks good, but I think I want to try the linseed/turp/wax combo. I have this mixture for finishing forged iron work and it's great on that. I think I will sample it on some scrap walnut. I do like the more flat oiled look, like my winchester '73 has. Good luck. Use liquid stripper to remove nasty plastic marlin finish.
 

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xtrmn8tr said:
what is everyone putting on there wood stocks?
One of the best guys on the MO website is Barenjager. His guns are just beautiful (metal surfaces too) and he is very helpful with his advice. Drop him a PM.
 

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stans4 said:
I changed out the birch stock wood on my econo 1894 for some better stuff from Numrich. I was kind of peeved to discover how little finishing Marlin actually did. None of the pores were filled and the inletting wasn't touched. I used some Deft Danish oil finish to get get the pores filled flush, then finished up with some Watco Satin Wax. I made sure that the inletting and butt plate areas got a good coat of both, it was going where it's frequently wet, high humidity if not rain and snow. I have to touch it up every few years, it's due now. It doesn't hang on the wall, it goes out in the swamp and woods.

Stan
A neat little trick to filling pores in a piece of porous walnut, et al. Try rubbing some baseball pitchers resin into/on the stock prior to rubbing the oil finish in. The resin fills the pores, takes on the same color as the wood/finish and turns hard as a rock when the oil dries. Used it on an old Rem 22 stock and it came out very durable and smooth.
 
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