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    Hey all, I am thinking of refinishing a stock on an old Stevens shotgun and would like some input. I have no idea what the correct finish is for this, or what kinda wood it has. This is just an old pump shotgun, nothing fancy, it's a shooter. I just wanna refinish it as it's starting to wear in areas. Also probably going to redo the metal somehow.

    Any input will be greatly appreciated.


    "Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things" --L. Long

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    I have refinished most of my gunstocks.
    Here's how i do it:
    1. take the stocks off the gun
    2. use a paint & varnish remover to get to bare wood...follow the directions on the can.
    3. lightly sand with320 grit sandpaper
    4. if it is nice looking wood, apply a heavy coat of BirchwoodCasey Trueoil gunstock finish and let it cure for a few days, then steel wool it smooth (really brings out the color and grain)(omit this step if it looks like a piece of fence post)
    5. fashion a hanger out of a coat hanger and several LIGHT coats of urethane varnish...I like Behr and Red Devil

    done properly...looks as good as factory finish...and takes a lot of abuse!