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Old November 18, 2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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Pickled wood pistol grips? or Scrimshaw?

I am wondering if anyone has tried to use pickling solution on gun grips to good effect? I have done this to a bow I made and it looks pretty cool - especially with some tung oil - it looks very much like ivory.

Here is how pickling generally looks: http://www.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0...=1321430582000

Do you think that would be a lame look on a cap and ball revolver?

I was thinking that scrimshaw would also look cool done on faux ivory - unlike pickled wood pistol grips, i was able to find some on google that looked pretty nice - anyone on this forum tried this?

I was considering one of these options for a pietta 1861 navy
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Old November 18, 2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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I like it, so a bottle of McCormicks pickling spices so vinegar and then what?
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Old November 18, 2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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haha! that would result in a stinky gun!

i was thinking more along the lines of this stuff -

http://www.plumbersurplus.com/images...928-375491.jpg

it basically whitewashes the wood and brings up the grain - then coated with some coats of tung oil it would get an nice ivory look - a bit glossy yet yellowish and aged.
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Old November 18, 2012, 09:16 PM   #4
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Very good we learn something new every day, I did not know that.
I'd guess this works on all woods?
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Old November 18, 2012, 09:31 PM   #5
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well, it turned my red oak bow very pale yellowed color - i would probably test it on walnut first - not sure about other woods. It might look pretty good - provided one was going for an ivory look.
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Old November 18, 2012, 09:39 PM   #6
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If you could get close to white like your first post those would look good on a SS revolver.
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