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Thread: Which finish to use for old mauser stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Davis View Post
    Ok, I desided to go with the minwax tung oil. It was what i could get. Lind seed oil was not available at my local hardware store. Im on the second coat and still have some dry area's on the stock where the oil has really soaked in. Im guessing about 10 coats to get it where i want it. Thanks for all the advice. Roger.
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    Arkane, thanks for the heads up. I kept putting coat after coat of oil and it looked like crap. After reading your post i started buffing the finish with a soft cloth and BANG. The finish started looking awesome. I now have a new found respect of oils over varnished. Thank you, Roger.
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