Squires Bingham rifles ..... ever heard of them?
I picked up a Squires Bingham model 20 recently, got it on the cheap and refinished the stock which looked like it was dipped in caramel sauce when I got it, it was so thick that the nicks and bumps never made through to the wood and required stripping four times.
They were made in the Philippines and sold at Kmart (among others) for 49.00
The company went on to become Arms-cor.
This rifle is in new condition for a .22 rifle made in 1981. the first set of pictures is what the stock looked like before I refinished it.
This is how it turned out.
I have no idea what kind of wood the stock is made from but it's like a hologram, if you look at it from the opposite angle, the stripes go away. This is the natural wood, I did not stain it and I hand rubbed it with BLO.
Anyone have any experience with these?