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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Got Wood?

I do. Some new wood that was presented during the M1 Garand AMC class in June. It came out of a box. Looks like this. 

So now that if conditions allow I will take this to my friends Blogshoot in November. 

My question to you is this. What to put on the wood? Pressed Linseed Oil, LinSpeed (the same thing but with a small amount of solvent in it), Flitz "Gun Wax", etc? 

What do I need to put on this wood? 


  1. If you want the authentic military look, linseed oil is the way to go. If you want a better-looking, longer-lasting but less authentic look, try staining it, then either sealing it with a couple of coats of polyurethane or using 'Gun Wax' regularly.

  2. My Garand from the CMP was one of the completely rebuilt ones with new CMP wood. I asked this question last year, and the majority replied to use linseed oil.

  3. Linseed oil is the 'traditional'... :-)

  4. I'd go with boiled linseed oil for the first few coats each followed by rubdowns with the least abrasive steel wool available. Then I'd finish out with applications and rubdowns of LinSpeed Oil. As a disclaimer I'll state finishing or refinishing rifle or SG stocks is therapeutic to me. .

  5. tru oil. I have done a few stocks with that, and liked the results.

  6. Tru Oil. Try it, you may like it.