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    Finally got around to putting a stain on the stock of my .54 cal. Lancaster flintlock. I used a traditional method with Aqua Fortis (nitric acid) wiped on and then "blushed" to a dark color with a heat gun. Traditional method would have used a red hot iron bar to pass over the stock to activate the stain. Here are before and after pics. The "after pics" have water on the stock to give an idea of what the final product will be like after a finish is applied. I plan to use multiple coats of Tung Oil as a finish. Comments and criticisms are welcomed...............................Daniel146_3943.jpg146_3944.jpg146_3945.jpg146_3946.jpg146_3947.jpg

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    It looks great.....super job
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    I love it, please post when you pot some tung oil on it. Congrats
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    Quote Originally Posted by fratri View Post
    It looks great.....super job
    Thanks fratri.............................Daniel

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom gobble View Post
    I love it, please post when you pot some tung oil on it. Congrats
    Thanks Tom and I will post more when finished. It may be a while cuz I still have to do some work on my barrel. Cut a dove tail for the rear sight and brown the barrel......................Daniel

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    Great pic on that wood. It has great figure. Looks very nice.

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    That's first time I've seen Curly Maple with almost a blonde (oak) look. The finished ones I usually see are a lot darker. I like that look.

    I saw some Polymerized Tung Oil at Lee Valley a while back and I think I will use that the next time I refinish a stock. Like you I don't baby my guns so by their description, the polymerized finish may hold up a little better.

    Looking real nice Daniel !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    That's first time I've seen Curly Maple with almost a blonde (oak) look. The finished ones I usually see are a lot darker. I like that look.

    I saw some Polymerized Tung Oil at Lee Valley a while back and I think I will use that the next time I refinish a stock. Like you I don't baby my guns so by their description, the polymerized finish may hold up a little better.

    Looking real nice Daniel !!
    Thanks Mike. I will use Behr Scandinavian tung oil cuz I have a cupla gallons of the stuff. lol...........................Daniel

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    Nice to see a stock where the patterning of the grain is not hidden under a million layers of crud. Even pine can have a lovely pattern if stained right.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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    looks great....nice job. I won't be long before you can make some smoke!

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