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  • #255785
    cricket
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    The Wood is finished with Tru Oil and nothing else (as fas as I know) it is not lacquered like a original Cricket stock. I’m sure this will be more apparent once the Sun comes back and I can take some pics outside rather than in my kitchen with kitchen lighting 😉

    From the stockmaker himself: Yes, It’s finished in Birchwood Casey Tru oil.

    Unfortunately I have not seen such bad weather in a long time, it is pouring outside so I Can’t check for accuracy or POI shift or take sunny outside pics of the gun.

    #255787
    pippo
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    quote SECoda:

    How do you know that is not an oil finish?

    Well it’s not the kind of oil finish I like 😀

    The British (with all due respect to all the others) are specialists in making oil finish and I’ve seen some stocks where the woodgrain was made so visible to become a piece of art.

    I think that stock deserves that kind of treatment too.

    Shiny oil finish looks always better (IMHO) but matt finish is beautiful too.

    #255790
    secoda
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    dupe

    #255791
    secoda
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    Actually, you can do either in Tru-oil. Gloss or matt. It depends on how it is applied. I have refinished half a dozen stocks with it. You can use a finger or rubber glove with many coats or spray it to get that deep grain gloss appearance. Matt is a bit easier.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=tru+oil+gloss+finish&client=ms-opera-mobile&channel=new&espv=1&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiGt67_ydTNAhVixoMKHSSuBjkQ_AUICCgC&biw=360&bih=526#imgrc=iMr2_zBE1cOasM:

    #255794
    cricket
    Participant

    Nice, but for the price I say its excellent

    #255804
    pippo
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    quote SECoda:

    Actually, you can do either in Tru-oil. Gloss or matt. It depends on how it is applied. I have refinished half a dozen stocks with it. You can use a finger or rubber glove with many coats or spray it to get that deep grain gloss appearance. Matt is a bit easier.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=tru+oil+gloss+finish&client=ms-opera-mobile&channel=new&espv=1&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiGt67_ydTNAhVixoMKHSSuBjkQ_AUICCgC&biw=360&bih=526#imgrc=iMr2_zBE1cOasM:

    :8:

    #255805
    pippo
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    quote Cricket:

    Nice, but for the price I say its excellent

    Yes your stock is excellent and with little extra money and elbow grease you can make it “gorgeous excellent” 😀

    #255808
    cricket
    Participant

    How? Get a bottle of tru Oil and start rubbing it in?

    #255812
    cricket
    Participant

    So, how about this? Sorry for crappy phone pic

    #255814
    octavius
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    :biggrinn: I’m satisfied way better :8: :8:

    #255818
    pippo
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    Already much better :8:

    As for applying the oil finish do some search because there are so many different methods but the forums are full of good posts.

    Some of them are step by step with pictures.

    You know the beauty of wood (specially nice walnut) is that each stock looks different and makes your rifle unique.

    Even owning the same gun in different lengthes, the walnut makes them look very different.

    The nicest bullpup “oem” walnut stocks I’ve seen were those of the early Crickets.

    Congrats for your stock :8: If treated well it will only get nicer and nicer over the years.

    :2cents:

    #255823
    iride
    Participant

    Nice Cricket
    I like the Carbon fiber look, also I like your adjustable butt . I bought a couple for my Crickets but not like yours,
    Mike

    #255828
    cricket
    Participant

    Thanks guys, I really like the carbon look as well, If anyone is thinking to tet some nice wrap, DON’T get cheap stuff from Ebay. Go with 3M or similar, you would not believe the difference in quality and texture.

    Right now, I’m a happy man :biggrinn:

    #255841
    cricket
    Participant

    This is how it looks like on the Deadshot

    #255845
    octavius
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    Nice combo Cricket!!!!!! How it is shooting from that death shot ? Its a comfortable ? :4:

    My shooting place from 30y to 115y

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