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vanfunk
August 14, 2000, 06:42 AM
Hi guys. I have a 60's Remington 700 with the high-gloss walnut stock. There are a few small, shallow dents and creases in the stock, presumably received over time as the rifle stood in the closet (of the former owner). I'm aware of the technique of steaming out stock dents but I've only tried it on old military weapons. What special precautions need to be taken with the glossy (epoxy?) Remington stock? Will the steaming trick even work? Am I better off just accepting the dents as evidence of "character"? Thanks in advance for your help!
vanfunk

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George Stringer
August 15, 2000, 07:34 AM
Vanfunk, steaming will work if the wood fibers haven't been broken. George

vanfunk
August 15, 2000, 03:13 PM
George- Thanks for the reassurance. The fibers don't appear to have been broken, so I'll give it a go this weekend with the ol' iron.

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johnwill
August 15, 2000, 05:13 PM
I guess I'd be a bit surprised if steaming works in sealed wood. If the finish is broken, it will probably work, but how does the water get in to lift the dents on a truly sealed stock?