|Project by Thomas berkey||posted 06-21-2014 01:04 PM||589 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
here is another rifle stock refinish that I have done for some one. it was made in the 1940s and used by the Russians in world war 2. This rifle was checked to make sure it had no collectors value so I did not ruin any thing worth a ton of money. As you can see in the last pic when the rifle came to me it was in rough shape. Nasty yellowed shellac finish all beat to crap. I striped and sanded the stock like normal but I decided to try some thing new to get that “Russian red” color seen on many Russian rifles. I used crimson rit dye then a rose wood gel stain over it. yes rit dye…I could of used a higher end dye made specifically for wood but this gave me the exact color that I wanted. I finished it with gloss spray lacquer and did about 5 coats. sorry for the smudges in the first pic I didn’t wipe it down before I took it.
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