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    Posted: January 14 2018 at 5:31pm
My latest purchase of a Parker Hale Enfield has a blond coloured stock. Beech, I suspect. At the risk of being stoned by fellow forum members, I'm not a huge fan of blond stocks. I have tried to stain old Ruger 1022's that had beech stocks with little success. Any one have any tricks on how to stain beech? Thanking in advance...
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I would leave it as it is, at least for a time and see how you get to like it after a while.
I think that the Blonde stocks suite the Enfield. My Envoy has a blonde stock and it always commands admiration on the range.
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After looking at it again, Stanforth, I believe I will take your advise. It does have a nice grain. Blond can't be to bad! I've been married to one for 36 years!! Thanks!
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HT: Don't let THAT reason sway your decision..I was married to one for 23 1/2 yrs...I stay away from blondes now! (Women have NO sense of humour or generosity!)
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Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

HT: Don't let THAT reason sway your decision..I was married to one for 23 1/2 yrs...I stay away from blondes now! (Women have NO sense of humour or generosity!)
 
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There's nothing wrong with a blond stock. Just add lots of coats of linseed & let oxidation make it pretty.
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Personally  I Feel if you stain a blond you need to get the dye deep into the wood for a good look & to let it penetrate you need to match the type of stain to the old finish. You'll never get a water-based stain to penetrate an oiled stock. For that you'd need a spirit-based one. That's probably why I've never really liked dark-stained light wood. Dark is fine, as is light, its the mix 'n match that doesn't grab me.
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.............Thumbs Up...........

I'm OK with blonds but in the woods something a bit less flashy is good too.



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I just do a quick fabric wrap. I have some nice camo scrim that works wonders.
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i once had three blonde stocks , a nice no4 mk2 , a nice Cno7 mkI and a charnwood no4 conversion to 308 , all were held for shooting and set up similar to Shamus , when i quit shooting them they were passed along to others to treasure , i sold the no4 and conversion outright and trade/sold the Cno7 , came out just above even after holding them for a little over five years , you will find these stocks to be fantastic , 


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It's growing on me! I stripped the rifle and purchased the linseed oil and she!!ac as Shamu talked about. Stock was very "dry". I've ultra fine steel wooled it and will begin the oiling process tomorrow. All used rags will immediately go in the snow bank (it's minus a million here right now) until they can be disposed of safely. My buddies wife freaked last summer when he oiled some outdoor teak furniture with linseed oil and the rag started smoking!!
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