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TerryK

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Very confusing with all the possibilities for finish. I think most options work very well.
I saw people building Kiblers in "schools" on youtube, and they used Formbys Tung oil.
I have some, so that is good enough. I got maple, so Ill start with aquafina iron solution, then see what it looks like with water before oil treatment. I may have to get an alcohol based dye, but we will see. I guess mine gets here Friday.
I got Jax black for barrel, and I'll fire blue the other parts.
 

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Very confusing with all the possibilities for finish. I think most options work very well.
I saw people building Kiblers in "schools" on youtube, and they used Formbys Tung oil.
I have some, so that is good enough. I got maple, so Ill start with aquafina iron solution, then see what it looks like with water before oil treatment. I may have to get an alcohol based dye, but we will see. I guess mine gets here Friday.
I got Jax black for barrel, and I'll fire blue the other parts.
Since mine is walnut stocked I'll just do a fine finish sanding and use Kibler's permalyn finish. One of the ladies at Kibler has the same rifle as me and used that finish and is well pleased. I'll brown the metal also with the Kibler product,at least the one they sell. A friend has used it on his SMR and it looks great. I've used truoil over the years and like it,it I believe is tung oil based. The thought of using boiled linseed oil occured to me but am not sure I want to do that.
 

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I don't know from experience, but it seems people are snobby on BLO, and Truoil lacks durability.
Anyway that is what is on youtube when doing research. I'm sure they work, but for a few bucks Ill be using Formbys Tung oil.
There is a good video on tung oil, and it reviews the different blends of the stuff.
Again that is my best guess, and I'm just going to use Formbys. It turned out well on a Garand stock. I like it is low gloss.
On the finish sanding, they (Kibler) suggest you raise the grain with water and sand away the wiskers with scothbrite. Maybe twice.
I think there are many ways to do a good job, this is the path I will try.
 
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It is said that in "the day" (pick your own dates :) ) They burnished the wood prior to finishing. I did this on a stock and it worked out very well. Never used any sandpaper.

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