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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack620 View Post
    Hi John,
    I'm currently restoring a BSA Meteor Mk5. What brand of Tung oil finish did you use on the stock?

    The meteor came with a black painted barrel and cylinder from the factory. I plan to remove that with paint stripper and blue the barrel Birchwood Casey cold blue. Apparently heating the barrel in very hot water between coats of cold blue improves the finish.

    Cheers,
    Chris
    Hi Chris

    I used a mix that's sold by a chap in Wales, THIS is the place but it looks like they've stopped selling it

    I must say, I much prefer a nice blued finish to the black enamel that Beesa ended up using

    Shall we see pics when the Meteor is finished?

    I only have one Meteor now, It's a mk1 and was nickel plated at the factory apparently, It's an early one with the serial, N268, It's .177cal..

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    I've a few Mercury's that have the black paint finish, The Mercury Challenger (bottom) is blued though

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    Good luck with the resto


    John

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    Hi John,
    I hadn't realised you are in the UK. I'll search for a stock finish locally.

    I'll certainly post a pic when I'm finished.

    cheers,
    chris

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    What are the benefits of using Tung oil over Danish oil on a rifle stock? until now I've only used Danish oil on my rifles and just the generic stuff from the hardware store

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    I think Tung oil is glossier?
    Chris

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    Hi

    Tung oil gives a satin finish, A truely gloss finish is attained with Tru oil although i've never used it as I don't particularly like Glassy finishes on gunstocks!!

    Here's a couple of Daystate stocks that I refinished for a chap, He was happy as larry as he tried himself using Tru oil, It stayed extremely tacky and was sticking to the fleece of the gunslips! , They also went very pale and the grain had all but disappeared

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    I've never used Danish oil either!!, All i've used is the Tung oil based mixture and BLO


    John

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    I have used a poly varnish and acetone mix in the past using a french polish method...its harder to do than shellac but the finish was hard and glossy smooth. Worth the stuffing around.

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