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15-11-2012, 19:35   #1
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weather-proofing a timber stock

Hi all, just wondering about how to seal the internal part of a rifle stock,ie:under the barrel and around the action/mag/trigger etc. against damp weather. Is this something that can be done at home or do I need to go to see pat or enda and so-on? I'm just asking as the budget is tight these days. Cheers.
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Birchwood Casey gun stock sealers, finishing, etc kits or bottles of oil.

Straight forward enough with no expertise needed. I'm sure there are more professional ways, but for someone that may not know much about wood finishing (me) it does the job. Takes a few coats, and a bit of elbow grease, but that's about it.



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Cheers Ez,I'll give it a go. Hopefully it'll do the job
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Boiled linseed oil is good and available everywhere. A few thin coats in a warm room and that's it.
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I use bee's wax on my wood. I wonder would it make it weather proof. Puts a nice shine on the timber. Its what eamon galvin told me he usaes
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Boiled linseed oil is good and available everywhere. A few thin coats in a warm room and that's it.
I have used boiled linseed oil but it absorbs into the timber, and helps prevents dents, etc, but i don;t think it gives a waterproof sealing.

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I have used boiled linseed oil but it absorbs into the timber, and helps prevents dents, etc, but i don;t think it gives a waterproof sealing.

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It does waterproof, its what was used on the old military rifles like the garand , lee enfields etc, the rifle makers didn't care less about getting a nice finish just making the rifle waterproof. another option is danish oil which drys quicker or a couple of coats of yacht varnish.
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