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Old 09-12-2017, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default Old model 700 redo (pic heavy)

I inherited my grandpa's 60's era Remington model 700 30-06 maybe 20 years ago. I have loved to shoot it but outside of a cheap simmons scope I have not done a thing to it. I have started a low end redo. So far I have replaced the trigger with a timney and started the refinish of the walnut stock. I plan on a new butt pad, new sling, and maybe bed the stock and add some new nicer glass down the road.

The trigger was fairly straight forward although I did have to dremel a little out for the safety to function.

I used Birchwood Casey 3 part kit to work on the stock and was very pleased. I decided not to stain it as I was happy with the color of the wood and did not want to go too dark. I used citrus strip to take off the old finish and it was very easy and mild to work with. The first coat I wrapped in plastic and let sit overnight. I had to apply twice to get all the old finish off. I strongly recommend a stripper wash and stiff plastic bristle brush to clean all the checkering.

The prep work was mainly sanding. It didn't have too many dents and i was fine leaving a little character. This was a test of patience for sure. I ended up with 5 coats of the tru oil and waited 1 or 2 days in between coats lighting sand in between. I only did the checkering on the last coat.

I plan to let it cure for 1 more week before I apply the sheen conditioner as I don't prefer the gloss finish. Any input is appreciated on the sheen conditioner. The after pictures don't do it it justice and the glare makes it difficult to photograph.

I'll post more pics when I'm done and have it back together.

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Old 09-12-2017, 08:33 PM   #2
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Looking pretty good so far
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:44 PM   #3
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Looks good
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:43 PM   #4
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I like it!


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Old 09-12-2017, 09:46 PM   #5
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:51 PM   #6
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Cool deal. Diggin' it so far.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:56 PM   #7
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Great project
I have an early 70's 700 that has been dependable all these years.
I bought a B&C stock but Shoujd have refinished the old one. Wished it was a lighter kicker but if I want to sure nuff kill something way out there, I grab that 7 mag.
Have fun with the old gun.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:44 PM   #8
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I bet this ends well. Looks great so far.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:57 PM   #9
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Looking great
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:44 AM   #10
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FYI, for those dents in the wood. Use a wet rag and an iron. Wet the dented spot. Lay a wet rag over the area. Roll an iron , back and forth across the dent. The heat will pull the dent up. The old girl is looking good.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:26 AM   #11
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Those old Remingtons are amazing guns. Still have my dads 7 mag in the gun safe. Haven't used a gun in almost 17 years of bow hunting, but if I ever did. She would be the one...
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:29 AM   #12
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Coming along very nicely. I think you have just convinced me to do the same to mine. I have a 1960's model 700 that I got from my dad, and it could really use a good make-over. Yours turned out great.
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:46 PM   #13
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Looking good!

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Old 09-20-2017, 09:09 PM   #14
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Oh wow. Looking great.
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:19 PM   #15
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Finally got around to adding the new whiteline butt pad and new sling. The butt pad is the same version just a new one! I would have sanded it down before refinishing the stock if I had a do over. I bought a cheap stationary belt/disc sander combo at harbor freight and 120 grit did the job. I have a few places where i need to touch up the stock because the sand paper went through the masking tape.

The sling is $20 off Amazon and is perfect for what I wanted. It looks worn but is brand new. Here is the link.

Nohma Leather https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018CUSKDS..._JzU2tDyiNywaL
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:59 AM   #16
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Very nice !


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Old 12-21-2017, 07:36 AM   #17
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For the gloss finish if you want it more "soft", run 0000 steel wool over it lightly and it will buff down to a nice satin. Wipe clean and then apply a thin coat of clear paste wax on it and bingo...
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:32 AM   #18
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Looking good!

That rifle deserves a nice classic scope with a gloss finish to match the barrel and action.



I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...

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Old 12-21-2017, 10:47 AM   #19
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Looking good!

That rifle deserves a nice classic scope with a gloss finish to match the barrel and action.



I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...

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Agree the matte looks a little too modern.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:26 AM   #20
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Looking good

Give that sling some Lexol while your at it.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:45 AM   #21
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Got me inspired!. Going to restore my old Savage 7 mag stock and maybe sell it!
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:15 PM   #22
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That is looking good! I've got an old 721 that I plan on redoing in 2018.
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:22 PM   #23
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very nice
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