New pics of my Model 8

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New pics of my Model 8

Post by gramps35 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:53 pm

I realized I only had one pic of the old girl in my intro post. I figured I should post a few here in the proper place. I've cleaned her up and Tru-Oiled the wood since the first post.
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Re: New pics of my Model 8

Post by jack1653 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:27 pm

Hey Gramps,

Can you tell me more about the "True Oil" you referenced in your post?

jack1653

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Re: New pics of my Model 8

Post by 81police » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:28 am

great job gramps, the wood looks outstanding!
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Re: New pics of my Model 8

Post by gramps35 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:20 am

jack1653 wrote:Hey Gramps,

Can you tell me more about the "True Oil" you referenced in your post?

jack1653
Tru-Oil is a stock finish made by Birchwood Casey. It's a mix of linseed oil and some other oils. It seals the wood real well and brings out the grain.

http://www.birchwoodcasey.com/sport/woo ... rodcat=107

You have to sand the stock real well first. Mine was in pretty good shape, so I started with a 160 grit sandpaper and worked up to a 220 grit. Get all the dust off with a tack cloth, then apply the Tru-Oil by hand. Really rub it in and let it dry over night. Knock the shine down by rubbing lightly with some 0000 steel wool, wipe it with the tack rag again and apply another coat.

I put on a total five coats. I let it dry for a couple of days, then since I didn't want to much shine I knocked it down with the steel wool again, then rubbed some Gun Stock Wax into her. The stock and forend are sealed up real nice without being slick.

You can get Tru-Oil pretty much anywhere that sells gun gear, even Wal Mart. You Tube has plenty of videos showing how its done.

Oh yeah, when sanding leave the buttplate on the stock or you'll round the edges and it 'll look bad.

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Re: New pics of my Model 8

Post by jack1653 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:34 am

Hey Gramps35,

Thanks for the information. Back in the 60's I used a refinishing oil called Birchwood Oil and was wondering if it was similar since it has the name Birchwood. I recall some beautiful outcomes and the old guns still look great. I also recall how sometimes after several coats of the oil applied with my fingers and sanding in between that something would go wrong with the application and it would result in a total removal and start over.

I may have to try the product and see if I can still do it.

Jack

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Re: New pics of my Model 8

Post by sting75ray » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:45 pm

gramps35 wrote:
jack1653 wrote:Hey Gramps,

Can you tell me more about the "True Oil" you referenced in your post?

jack1653
Tru-Oil is a stock finish made by Birchwood Casey. It's a mix of linseed oil and some other oils. It seals the wood real well and brings out the grain.

http://www.birchwoodcasey.com/sport/woo ... rodcat=107

You have to sand the stock real well first. Mine was in pretty good shape, so I started with a 160 grit sandpaper and worked up to a 220 grit. Get all the dust off with a tack cloth, then apply the Tru-Oil by hand. Really rub it in and let it dry over night. Knock the shine down by rubbing lightly with some 0000 steel wool, wipe it with the tack rag again and apply another coat.

I put on a total five coats. I let it dry for a couple of days, then since I didn't want to much shine I knocked it down with the steel wool again, then rubbed some Gun Stock Wax into her. The stock and forend are sealed up real nice without being slick.

You can get Tru-Oil pretty much anywhere that sells gun gear, even Wal Mart. You Tube has plenty of videos showing how its done.

Oh yeah, when sanding leave the buttplate on the stock or you'll round the edges and it 'll look bad.

Very nice looking rifle. I just finished the wood on an old Savage 99 and 2 Model 12 shotguns with the Tru Oil. All 3 of them turned out great.

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