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Finished with finishes, a stock answer
Nov 17th, 2018 at 3:21am
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Joe farmer references and documents a stock finish in his book. Recently I was gifted a very late, nearly pristine, 1898 Krag rifle. I have repaired 7 or 8 bub'ad Krags and on the last 4 or so I have used the recipe Joe mentions in his book. I was struck by how closely the finish on my replacement forends match the original stock on the 1898 just gifted to me.
  
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Reply #1 - Nov 17th, 2018 at 4:59am
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How about describing your mixture and application technique? Pictures?
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Reply #2 - Nov 17th, 2018 at 4:11pm
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Yep, sharing is a beautiful thing.
  
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Reply #3 - Nov 18th, 2018 at 1:47am
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hmmmm. tough one, I wan't to share but I paid for the book. I want others to buy the book, not for me, not for Joe, but for the Krag rifles we all love. So, at the risk of coming across like a jerk I'll suggest buying the book. Please don't think ill of me. Buy the book, no matter how you feel about Joe and then get on his website and get the full-proof documentation on those damned Magazine rifles. He's nailed it and he's sitting on the documents. Again, don't think ill of me, I am not trying to be an ass.
  
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Reply #4 - Nov 18th, 2018 at 4:07pm
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As a fellow jerk Roll Eyes,  I do not feel ill about you wanting Mr. Farmer to get his due.  He worked hard for the reward of his labors.  However you forgot a link for his book. 


Here is 5MadFarmers link for all of you Krag lurkers out there.
5madfarmers dot com/phpBB3_5mf/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=96

Then get your backsides in here and tell us about your walk with Jesus, I mean, Krags.

He has a sale going on at the moment.  Buy three at the price of five and get one free.Wink

(BTW you are not a jerk.  Your dues to the Brotherhood of Jerks Union are not current. That's what the the treasurer tells me.) Thank you for looking out for Joe.
  

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Reply #5 - Nov 18th, 2018 at 5:57pm
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Thanks for the helpful leads.
  
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Reply #6 - Nov 18th, 2018 at 10:33pm
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No worries; I respect your explanation and your position.
  
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Culpeper wrote on Nov 18th, 2018 at 4:07pm:
As a fellow jerk Roll Eyes,  I do not feel ill about you wanting Mr. Farmer to get his due.  He worked hard for the reward of his labors.  However you forgot a link for his book. 


Here is 5MadFarmers link for all of you Krag lurkers out there.
5madfarmers dot com/phpBB3_5mf/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=96

Then get your backsides in here and tell us about your walk with Jesus, I mean, Krags.

He has a sale going on at the moment.  Buy three at the price of five and get one free.Wink

(BTW you are not a jerk.  Your dues to the Brotherhood of Jerks Union are not current. That's what the the treasurer tells me.) Thank you for looking out for Joe.


I thought I had paid for two years earlier this year, maybe that covered the last two! will send out a check tomorrow! And thanks for the understanding. Joe let me know there are some easter eggs left out and they are there if someone is willing to hunt for them.
  
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Reply #8 - Nov 24th, 2018 at 2:52pm
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Classic ! This is the gun hobby I know so very well.  Secret Knowledge, and unabashed and right out in open too, you got to respect 'that'.
  
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Reply #9 - Nov 24th, 2018 at 3:55pm
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'fourbore' - Welcome to the KCA Forum.

As a rule, information is generously shared here and members go to great lengths to be helpful.
  
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Re: Finished with finishes, a stock answer
Reply #10 - Jan 2nd, 2019 at 4:47am
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Hi, I ASSUME that we'd buy the Volume 5 Krag book, but we all know the ASSUME acronym.  I have two, an 1896 Carbine that's at least mostly original.  At least the parts are all original now, no extractor when I bought it.  I also have a 1898 rifle.  The finishes are all dark.  Neither were sporterized, but both were missing some parts.  I've shot both and the rifle shots very nicely.  The Carbine is getting a new barrel, but I get the old one back.


How much refinishing on the wood is too much?  I"ve heard use the green cleaner, use Pure Tung Oil, use paint thinner, don't dare touch it, etc. 


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Reply #11 - Jan 2nd, 2019 at 5:52am
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'Mike1861' - Welcome to the KCA Forum.

A lot of us enjoy pictures.

Close and clear photos, of what your stocks look like, can bring lots of useful observations and suggestions for wood care.
  
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Reply #12 - Jan 2nd, 2019 at 8:19am
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Is this the Vol. 6 book?

Went to the webpage. No place to register. Last posts were months ago. Doesn't seem to be any activity.
  
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Reply #13 - Jan 2nd, 2019 at 10:33am
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Mark_Daiute wrote on Nov 18th, 2018 at 1:47am:
hmmmm. tough one, I wan't to share but I paid for the book. I want others to buy the book, not for me, not for Joe, but for the Krag rifles we all love. So, at the risk of coming across like a jerk I'll suggest buying the book. Please don't think ill of me. Buy the book, no matter how you feel about Joe and then get on his website and get the full-proof documentation on those damned Magazine rifles. He's nailed it and he's sitting on the documents. Again, don't think ill of me, I am not trying to be an ass.

Okay, what about pics of your work?  Pictures are always good.
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Reply #14 - Jan 2nd, 2019 at 12:12pm
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see pictures in thread about repaired 1892
  
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