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swampthing36
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USA
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Posted - 12/12/2010 :  3:43:31 PM  Show Profile
Hi everyone, I am wanting to refinish a gunstock. Is straight grained walnut. I like the red color the Brits use on their double guns, and similar. Even have seen it on a 10/22. I've tried French-red grain filler, with hand rub finish. No where near what I want. I've tried Zar's rosewood stain with a Danish tongue oil over it (dark walnut tint). Any body out there have a trick of the trade that can give me a nice red tone and keep the mineral streaks dark or black?

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USA
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Posted - 12/12/2010 :  4:21:53 PM  Show Profile
call brownells and talk to a tech. should point you in the right direction.
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TRAP55
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USA
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Posted - 12/12/2010 :  4:47:46 PM  Show Profile
Mineral spirits and your color choice of liquid shoe polish. Mix until you get the color you want, and apply. When it's good and dry, put a coat of MinWax sanding sealer over it, then your choice of finish.
Check the MinWax stains, I think the color you're after can be done with one of their red mahogany stains.


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nmyers
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Posted - 12/12/2010 :  4:50:22 PM  Show Profile
Fiebing's leather dye, available at fine shoe repair shops everywhere.

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Justjump
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Posted - 12/12/2010 :  5:00:42 PM  Show Profile
If your after the british red color, this is what was commonly used. On english or bastonge walnut, started with "Purdeys Alkanet root oil" followed by Purdeys "Slackum stock oil". Best results (if you don't live in a very dry enviroment) is using a drying cabinet.

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swampthing36
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USA
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Posted - 12/12/2010 :  5:33:13 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Justjump

If your after the british red color, this is what was commonly used. On english or bastonge walnut, started with "Purdeys Alkanet root oil" followed by Purdeys "Slackum stock oil". Best results (if you don't live in a very dry enviroment) is using a drying cabinet.

Thanks for the feedback. It's great! I can find all but the Purdey's Alkanet and stock oil, locally. Where is it sold?
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wpage
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USA
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Posted - 12/12/2010 :  7:28:28 PM  Show Profile
Birchwood has a red stain for gun stocks. Used it on my Marlin it looks good...

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swampthing36
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USA
236 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2010 :  7:50:46 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by wpage

Birchwood has a red stain for gun stocks. Used it on my Marlin it looks good...

have any images of your Marlin stock?
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swampthing36
Junior Member

USA
236 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2010 :  8:29:14 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by nmyers

Fiebing's leather dye, available at fine shoe repair shops everywhere.

Neal

Thanks for the feedback. I was just on Fiebing's web site. I see a number of products. One is an oil stain. Is that what you used? Or something else. There are a number of red tinted dyes to include mahogany, and red in the professional oil. In the leather dye, there are a number of reds. What do you think? One other question. Do you apply it just like regular wood dye? By that I mean wipe on then wipe off excess.
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djh860
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USA
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Posted - 12/12/2010 :  8:36:05 PM  Show Profile
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dbain99
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Posted - 12/12/2010 :  9:32:01 PM  Show Profile
Minwax Red Mahogany is probably too brown for what you want
Benjamen Moore Red Mahogany may be closer to what you have in mind(its what I used in my kitchen on Birch cabinets) kinda like Russian Red AK47.
If you want more red Old Masters Mahogany wiping stain is the way to go, and you can use a graining base along with it.

If you want a cartoonish/crayola red get some Crimson Red Rit clothing dye and dislove it in alcohol, followed up by some Tru-oil

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