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Old 08-19-2016, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Muzzle loader stock refinishing

I decided to try and refinish the stock on my Hawkins rifle. I found this onlineand really liked that look. I used leather dye and a customized paint brushto make the stripes then stained it with antique maple colored staini 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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Old 08-19-2016, 05:15 PM   #2
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Nice!!
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:16 PM   #3
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Thus far looks really good. Can wait to see the finished product.
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:02 PM   #4
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Looks good!


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Old 08-20-2016, 02:57 PM   #5
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Got the varnish on it and all the brass back on. now I've decided I'm going to strip the bluing off of the barrel and brown it, something like this


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Old 08-20-2016, 03:39 PM   #6
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That's a great look to the wood stock

can't wait to see the finished gun!
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:09 AM   #7
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For not being curly maple you got pretty dang close. I think this is awesome. Well done!
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:31 AM   #8
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Beautiful!!!!!!!

That's an "east texas" paint brush!
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Old 08-25-2016, 11:38 AM   #9
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That looks really good!
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:04 PM   #10
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I like it

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Old 08-25-2016, 10:10 PM   #11
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Looks really nice
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Old 08-29-2016, 03:10 PM   #12
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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


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Old 01-04-2021, 11:08 AM   #13
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It looks really good
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Old 01-08-2021, 04:18 PM   #14
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I like that finish!
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Old 01-09-2021, 06:11 PM   #15
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That looks cool, really fits the look of the rifle.
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Old 01-09-2021, 08:48 PM   #16
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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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