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Re: Cleaning 1884 without damaging or modifying finish
Posted by KJ on Monday, 5 June 2017, at 7:50 p.m., in response to Re: Cleaning 1884 without damaging or modifying finish, posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 5 June 2017, at 6:52 p.m.
I have raw linseed oil (used to clean and refresh a K98k a couple of years ago and there's plenty left), but no turpentine on hand. Easily solved with a trip to a hardware store.
But first let me ask, what is the "correct" or generally desired color? I just set the rifle aside while gathering my rags and oil to clean it later, and I noticed, in a well-lit room, the stock is a deep reddish color. Dark to be sure, but maybe it is supposed to be dark?
In bright light, it's very pretty. But in dim light (or in a photograph taken with flash), it looks nearly black.
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