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I bought an old (1952) Remington Gamemaster pump action 30.06 at a pawn shop last year. The stock was very beat up so I thought what the heck, I'll just make a new one. I had no idea what I had tackled. I found a 3" thick chunk of walnut at a farm auction ($5) and started as if I had a clue. After untold hours of grinding, filing, shaving and sanding, it finally took shape. I wanted a little contrast so i used zebrawood on the pistol grip and the tip of the forearm. After whiskering to 400 grit, I made a paste of Permalyn, rottenstone and sanding dust to fill the grain and then put a million coats of 1/3 Permalyn, 1/3 pure tung oil and 1/3 MS for the finish. Months later, here it is. Whew! Comments and critiques welcome, Thanks for looking

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Nice job on the finish… that looks like a shotgun though…?
 

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Remington made around 800,000 of these pump-action rifles from 1952-1984 in several calibers. This one is 30.06. The reason I bought it was because I'd never seen a pump-action 30.06
 

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Nice job, was hoping to ask how you do it. For someone who didn't know how to start it came out great. Zebra contrast is not my favorite, but blends in seamlessly.
 

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The stock is lovely. Dig the zebrawood accents. How's it shoot?
 

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Great job! You inspire me to refinish my old Model 70 Winchester and my childhood Remington .22.
 

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Great work. A gun stock is on my list to build, but I've gotta get a little more bravery first.
 

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WOW what a shine, you did an amazing job, that grain just blows up outta the wood I love it
 

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What a beautiful gun stock! , excellent job.
 

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A time you want to do the wood on my 1929 Wards 12 Gauge single shot I will send it to you! MAGNIFICENT JOB! Only those who have never attempted a gun stock think it is easy! A HUGE PROJECT!

Executed to artistic quality!

WOW!

I have attempted gun wood and know how tough that job is!
 

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Thanks to all of you for your kind words and observations. It means a great deal coming from those who share my love of all things wood.
 

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Wow…beautiful job. This is something I've wanted to tackle for some time but hearing from those of you who have tried…maybe it will stay on the back burner!!
 

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1) I would have never thought about making a gun stock - this kinda blew my mind
2) Beautiful! You certainly have yourself a one of a kind rifle
3) My dad hunted with this exact same rifle for years - 30.06 Gamemaster pump.
 

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Beautiful gun stock. The finish and accents look great. Congratulations and job well done.
 

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Permalyn Gun Stock Finish is an easy to use wood finish formulated to fill the grain and quickly build the finish to the desired gloss. Permalyn is designed for maximum durability and wood protection. It is impervious to water, alcohol, detergents, bore cleaner and most other chemicals and solvents

From www.midwayusa.com/.../laurel-mountain-permalyn-stock-finish-liquid
 
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