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Very dark patina stock ó what to do
Unread 11-09-2019, 09:33 AM   #1
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Default Very dark patina stock ó what to do

This isnít a Parker but hoping someone on here could help. The gun was built in the 1880s ó itís in good shape and very serviceable as is. No great collector value. Just wondering if there is a way to bring out the grain and shine up the finish. I have no intention of refinishing it but was thinking that maybe linseed oil cut with turpentine might freshen up the finish. Donít want to do anything until I get some knowledgeable advice. This picture was taken in bright sunó when you look at in inside it looks almost black.

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I don't know how you will accomplish your goal without refinishing the stock. You'll be amazed what it will look like with 100 years of dirt and grime removed.
Here are before and after pics of a GHE 20.
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Get some TimberLuxe and follow the directions. It takes off the old grimy stuff while at the same time puts a beautiful new finish on.





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Straight linseed oil, used sparingly, is supposed to clean the crud off the surface.
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Top one of pair was done with Timberlux following their instructions. (basically just rubbed on)

Bottom one of pair was done with linseed and turpentine 50/50 mix and a little elbow grease.

The last picture with the single dark stock is the before picture of the straight grip -- both looked similar to this.
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Can't beat the ease of Timberluxe. You will be amazed..
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Where is the best place to buy Timberlux?
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Iím not sure anyone but the maker distributes it. You can call Brian at 417-448-4892.
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Brian can also be reached at info@timberluxe.com






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Timberlux is great but before you do anything try some Murphys oil soap, think you may be amazed at what it will do. Just saying
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