|Project by studiousmatt||posted 04-24-2010 03:51 PM||2544 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
this is a CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) surplus rifle that I purchased several years ago. Since the CMP deals with a purchase program that is a “you get what you get” lottery system, sometimes what you recieve is not what you expect.
What I recieved was a rifle that had been refinished as a parade rifle. I was hoping to get a rifle that was a close to vintage as possible, I was somwhat supprised when I opened the box and found a shiney parade rifle.
I decided that the stock was to nice to replace, and I stripped it with a commercial finish remover, and I refinished it with Tung oil and several coats of “gunny’s paste wax” which is a mixture of poiled linseed oil, parafin, and turpintine.
all in all I think it turned out pretty well.