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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:02 pm 
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I know that some just have a fit if you talk about refinishing a Japanese rifle stock. But which had you rather have - a stock someone has already mess with and has an ugly finish or one that looks similar to the original. After years of fooling with stains and colors I have found that only three ingrediants are needed to duplicate the color of most any Japanese stock. At the meeting in February I will show what is needed. riceone.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:08 pm 
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A newbie post here.. I recently purchased a T38 with a matching bolt and a very very good bore but the stock had clearly been bubbaed. I will be shooting and reloading the 6.5x50 ammo this this rifle. I'd like to know a little bit more about the original posters stock refinishing thoughts and techniques. As said I am new to this forum and not aware of how to find his information.
TIA for pointing me in the right direction.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:39 pm 
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Antique Maple Stain, Yellow Stain and some sort of Brown stain. I put the quanity of yellow that I think it will take to cover the stock. Then I add in very small amounts of the maple till I get close. If it needs to be darker I put a drop or two of the brown in it. I can't get any more specific than that because each one is an experimetn. As you mix try it oftn on some similar unstained wood. When you get the stock the color you want you will then need to put something on it to give alittle shine. I sometimes use yellow shellac or a light coat of linspeed oil. One of the rifles pictured below was refinished by me.

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 10:42 am 
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They all look normal to me.

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 12:35 pm 
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I bought the middle one back in the 60"s for $20 - having not much sense I sanded it and put linspeed oil on it and it was a blond rifle. Some years back I took that off and put the finish you see on.

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 1:24 pm 
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Riceone thanks for this response. I'll be trying to go from a dark walnut brown so I'll start out with oxalic acid bath to bleach it out and then go with your recommendations.


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