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That is a lovely colour coming through Jimmy. I'd like it a little darker maybe but, it is certainly looking very well and very nice indeed. :yes:

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Sent you a pm with the photos on Simon but ill put them on here as well bud see if its dark enough for you now

 

she is still wet on the photos and may lighten when dry but should darken once the oil go,s on

 

if all go,s well she will have her first coat of oil in the morning

 

atvbmac :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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That's looking amazing now Jimmy. Just as I like a stock to be. Not too light, but not too dark with rich browns in the tones. Lovely! To be honest, I think this may turn out better than the stock was originally finished at Weihrauch

 

You definitely have a great talent here for this kind of work my friend :yes:

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I must admit it is looking good ,with a bit of history in it ,very well done so far :thumbs:

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superb your efforts are showing now. Bet that grain pops right out with a few more layers of the tru oil.

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Well I'm up and awake early this morning and having a fresh look at these pictures. It's pissing down outside so the planned dawn shoot with my HW77 .22 has been cancelled.

 

I'm loving how the butt-stock is showing its grain-lines and the gold-fleck grain on it and of the forestock looks wonderful. I't just like it was when I bought the rifle back in 1998. And better in places! And I can still see places along the grain of the underside of the fore where it has worn out the surface and layer of varnish in my leading hand over the years.

 

It's like you have given her a complete renewal and yet retained something of her shooting history as a long well-used hunting companion. That's just about as perfect a restoration of a cherished gunstock anyone could possibly get.

I love these earlier pattern Weihrauch stocks. They are a bit slimmer and a little more elegant to handle than the later and current pattern HW80 stock

 

I'm dying to see what the last coats of Tru-Oil finish the work off like. Not to mention when you bring her down and she's mated to her metalwork again, Jimmy...

 

I think this year, my other guns will be not so well used as I'm itching to take my beloved HW80 out on the rabbits and pigeons on my farm permissions here. Just the kind of terrain she was intended for. Miles of open landscape, no main roads near it and no-one walking a dog or riding horses to bother me on my shoot.

I'm going out this weekend with her in her reserve stock and get some sport in with her if the weather is with us. There will be no more forays out in the cold rain and wet grounds for this beauty anymore now. It's going to be strictly kept to warm summer evenings and dry dawn shooting only!

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Just gave her a little rub over again and a wipe down with white spirits so once she is dry she will get her first coat of oil

 

atvbmac :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Just gave her a little rub over again and a wipe down with white spirits so once she is dry she will get her first coat of oil

 

atvbmac :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

 

the most exiting part :)

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Just put the first coat of oil on her now

 

she will be left until tomorrow afternoon then a rub over with the wool again and the next coat apply,d

 

the photos do not do her justice she is starting to look stunning more and more of the gold flecks are popping out now

 

a lot more than before .

 

simon she is not as dark as she was at the moment but may go darker with more oil on her

 

But she is a stunner mate

 

atvbjimmy :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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I have not put the oil on thick just a light coat im going to build her up as i go

 

atvbmac :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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My God......If Carlsberg did gunstocks..... :icon_eek:

 

bet your chuffed! will look amazing when its back together!

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