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Wes Chaney 08-19-2016 05:09 PM

Muzzle loader stock refinishing
I decided to try and refinish the stock on my Hawkins rifle. I found this onlinehttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...eaebc1246a.jpgand really liked that look. I used leather dye and a customized paint brushhttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...1e462585bd.jpgto make the stripes then stained it with antique maple colored stainhttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...e8796982a1.jpgi still have to apply varnish and I'll post another picture after I finish it. I think it turned out ok but if I was to do it again I'd use black dye for the stripes and a darker stain to try and get it closer to the colors in the picture I used as a reference. What do y'all think?

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Buck-Chaser 08-19-2016 05:15 PM


Fla Hunter 08-19-2016 05:16 PM

Thus far looks really good. Can wait to see the finished product.

Bilbo 08-19-2016 10:02 PM

Looks good!

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Wes Chaney 08-20-2016 02:57 PM

Got the varnish on it and all the brass back on. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...5238d47f6b.jpgnow I've decided I'm going to strip the bluing off of the barrel and brown it, something like this http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...cd65c707c4.jpg

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32drawlength 08-20-2016 03:39 PM

That's a great look to the wood stock

can't wait to see the finished gun!

meshmover67 08-25-2016 10:09 AM

For not being curly maple you got pretty dang close. I think this is awesome. Well done!

froghunter 08-25-2016 10:31 AM


That's an "east texas" paint brush!

jb5001 08-25-2016 11:38 AM

That looks really good!

Buckwheat 08-25-2016 10:04 PM

I like it

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Bowtech38 08-25-2016 10:10 PM

Looks really nice

Wes Chaney 08-29-2016 03:10 PM

Finally got it all back together, the barrel is darker than I wanted it but I'm happy with it. I still need to brown the sight and the piece under the barrel that holds the ramrod, I forgot all about them until I started putting it back together http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...125ab6e0e6.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...fd663bd0f8.jpg

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ahoracefield 01-04-2021 11:08 AM

It looks really good

TxHamJello 01-08-2021 04:18 PM

I like that finish!

3ChordTruth 01-09-2021 06:11 PM

That looks cool, really fits the look of the rifle.

Reaper 01-09-2021 08:48 PM

That's a cool project, the stock turned out great. What did you use to strip the blue and then "brown" it?

I used a Hoppes kit once to strip and then blue an old shot gun. It turned out OK after a lot of bluing.

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