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Re: Krag Sporter
Reply #15 - Aug 23rd, 2018 at 12:22pm
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butlersrangers wrote on Aug 23rd, 2018 at 1:35am:
It is OK to use a wood stain to match the new hand-guard's color to your old stock, before applying linseed oil. Otherwise, it is unlikely the wood components will look good together.

Springfield Armory stained stocks and hand-guards with a "Log Wood" stain mixture well into the 1920's. The practice was discontinued as an economy move. The stain gave the Springfield American black walnut stocks their nice reddish-brown color.


Thanks for that info.  I wasn't aware that Springfield had used stain.
  
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Reply #16 - Sep 4th, 2018 at 7:26pm
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I've had some house renovations going on, which my other half insists is more important than the hand-guard, so I couldn't get to it as soon as I wanted.  I finally got to it today, and managed to get a fairly close match on the finish - much closer than the hand-guard that came off.

[Edit/Add] I thought about trying log-wood just to be 'authentic' but decided to take the easy way out.  A few of the stains that I wanted to try were out of stock/no longer available.  I wound up using 'Military Stock Stain' (with a hint of red) from Chestnut Ridge Supply. I will continue feeding it Flaxseed oil until it stops taking it.

  
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Re: Krag Sporter
Reply #17 - Sep 4th, 2018 at 7:38pm
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Handy rifle - Looking nice!
  
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Reply #18 - Sep 5th, 2018 at 9:39pm
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nice riffle ... I think it would be fun to shoot with that pacific sight ... also you do fantastic photos !!!
  
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Re: Krag Sporter
Reply #19 - Sep 7th, 2018 at 4:22pm
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It is fun to shoot - even my wife likes shooting this one.

Whenever possible, I try to post decent photo's --- it's much easier for me than coming up with a thousand words.
  
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