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Was in local gun shop today asked about stock protection gunsmith told me to use clear boot dubbing,all i need to protect the stock.i suppose it's wax and will do the job.

What do you all think

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Will dubbin sink into the wood?..........Or lie on the surface and when the gun is used clag up your hands, face and clothing?

 

Just use a spot or two of walnut oil rubbed in with your hands using the heat generated by the rubbing action, on an oil finish that is!

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Will dubbin sink into the wood?..........Or lie on the surface and when the gun is used clag up your hands, face and clothing?

 

Just use a spot or two of walnut oil rubbed in with your hands using the heat generated by the rubbing action, on an oil finish that is!

 

I keep a walnut oiled chamois kept in an old sweet tin.

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I still have a few tins of Mansion House furniture polish (us old ones should remember it) and it's brilliant for all types of wood.

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Will dubbin sink into the wood?..........Or lie on the surface and when the gun is used clag up your hands, face and clothing? !

A lot of guns have a sort of factory (truecoat) applied polyurethane varnish finnish and nothing soaks into the wood. I have seen many guns where the owner has vigerously applied various products and ended up with a sticky claggy stock.

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Not highjacking the thread but going with fortunes post.I have a Baikal s x s which came from a valued friend so it's somewhat sentimental.

It had never been touched stockwise and the gun is as new.However at some point in it's life it had a boot on the stock and that left it with a 4 inch black stain on the stock.

So I decided to strip it back using a scarscen scraper.There was no penetration whatsoever of the factory finish into the wood.So walnut wood stain was applied until a nice depth of colour was reached.i followed this up with 4 coates minimum of Danish oil.It now looks superb and it's brought some lovely figuring out.

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As welshwarior mentioned- best is mixture of beewax and turpentine. Very easy to make. Warm up turpentine to 80-85 degrees C and add beewax. But be very careful, turpentine is flammable. As more beewax as thicker the mixture become.

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Depends on what the stock is but I mainly use boiled linseed oil on my mausers and sheratons beeswax wood balsam on my enfields and winchester.Never heard of dubbin being used.

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A lot of guns have a sort of factory (truecoat) applied polyurethane varnish finnish and nothing soaks into the wood. I have seen many guns where the owner has vigerously applied various products and ended up with a sticky claggy stock.

hello, i am with fortune, right or wrong and not being sure if my 525 stock has a poly finish but i just wipe over with an oily rag i use on the action and barrels

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