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Old December 18, 2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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Pre 64 Winchester

I have an older Winchester and want to know what is the best thing to put on the wood stock to preserve and protect the wood? I don't want to ruin the value of the rifle by putting something on the wood that I will regret. How about wood furniture polish? How about boiled linseed oil? Any educated ideas?
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Old December 19, 2010, 04:24 AM   #2
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Scott's Liquid Gold. Wipe it on, let it sit for a while, wipe it off.

http://www.scottsliquidgold.com/scot...ts.html#100140
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Old December 19, 2010, 09:35 AM   #3
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pre 64 Winchester

Hi Natman! Thanks for the tip. This is the first real collectable rifle I have ever owned and I don't want to do anything stupid. I have read lots of stories of people that bought an old firearm and "cleaned it up" and ruined it. I don't want to make the same mistake. Thanks again! Ken
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Old December 19, 2010, 12:10 PM   #4
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P.S. Remember the old caution about storing "oil soaked rags" in a metal can to keep them from catching on fire? This is that kind of oil, so be careful.

Otherwise it's the greatest for oil finished wood.
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Old December 20, 2010, 10:30 AM   #5
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Scott's Liquid Gold works well for cleaning up the wood and giving it a glow. Johnson's Paste Wax will keep it that way.
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