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you can 'blend' a finish to match by dry brushing with various stains - used extensively in high end refinish of antiques , but it takes a lot of time and patience , it is worth it in the end , 

it also takes a little cash as you need to buy a small [expensive] can of stain in every color you see represented and a separate good quality brush [also expensive] for each color but they last well as your not saturating them only barely touching them to the color for blending purposes , 

start with good wood tho - no future in this effort in bad lumber , 
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Originally posted by ikesdad ikesdad wrote:

A soda blast (not bead blast) followed by a duracoat job will look good on that metal.

Over the years, I've given serious thought to having mine Parkerized.  I saw one once and it looked really nice.  The owner told me that his father had been given the rifle as a gift by an Indian official and that it came with that finish.   Interesting story but the finish did look nice.
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