The only drawback that i have found is getting the wood sanded clean enough to get a true oil finish. Boiled linseed oil is more often used on bare wood and is popular for finishing gun stocks as the process of heating it decreases its drying time.
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Using the 320 grit sandpaper sand stock to a smooth finish.
How to finish a laminated rifle stock. Need help with finishing a laminated stock. For me the is the best finish for my laminate stocks. Another technique and it takes time and effort is to burnish the stock by that i mean polish it use your standard technique to bring the wood to a fine finish with sandpaper wet sanding with finer and finer grits and 000 or 0000 steel wool then use a felt wheel or bob and polish the wood.
Be careful not to sand through the finish at this point. New laminated nm stock how to finish. Oil varnishes like tru oil and formbys tung oil finish work well are easy for just about anyone to do and produce a very pleasing finish which can run from matte to high gloss.
My laminated birch nm heavy target stock for my lrb arrived today. If heavy build finish is desired repeat steps 15 thru 18. This is a discussion on new laminated nm stock how to finish.
It has no finish. Also filling the pores in laminated stocks is an issue. Using polyurethane finish spray the stock with a final finish coat.
A popular method for refinishing a rifle stock is by hand rubbing it with boiled linseed oil. Automotive clear coat products have become popular for finishing laminated wood stocks because they wont alter the stocks colors and the clear coat provides a durable weather resistant finish. Linseed oil is sold raw in its pure form and its added to oil based paints.
If injured the finish is easily fixed with some sanding and rewiping of the finish. Within the the m14 forums part of the m14 m1a forum category. Yes you can use an oil to finish a laminated stock.
Usually i just coat with a polyurethane and forget about trying to get a real custom finish out of it. Best finish for a laminate stock discussion in long range hunting shooting started by buckbrush apr 25 2009. I think that all of the glue in the wood laminate tends to make it a little bit brittle.
Allow to dry for 24 hours remove tape and reinstall recoil pad.
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