View Full Version : a one day rifle makeover - step by step

May 18, 2011, 04:07 PM
i was just going to post it all here as its own topic, but the admin wont let me add on all my images.

Ill have to see the step by step here: http://www.washingtonfishingfools.com/smf/index.php?topic=11173.0

May 18, 2011, 07:28 PM
Looks good. I would suggest though, that you use a sanding sealer on the wood before applying the stain. It will help the stock looking blotchy and give a more even finish. Most milsurps use soft wood like Birch so the sanding sealer is a necessity for a good looking finish.

May 23, 2011, 01:13 AM
I used the easy way out and just got the stain with a simple sealer in it, i chose to let it tack up and wet sanded while the stain was curing to fill the grains & sanding a bunch of the ****er wood back out for a different look.

Really happy with what i ended up with too, will be perfect in the woods should i choose to deer hunt in the bruch with it some day.