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    Posted: November 22 2020 at 5:12pm
he!!o all, it's been some time since my last post. Needless to say, things got busy for me in 2020. But on the bright side, I had some time to go out to the range today and with the help of someone with a nice spotter scope, sighted in my latest Enfield. It's by far my nicest one. The best part is, the group was nice and tight using the standard No4 Mk 2 sights at 100 yards. I definitely have some more shooting to do, but it was a great start.

That aside, I also had noticed a few little things I wanted to improve aesthetically. There are some minor grease marks on the rifle, likely from the factory, shown below. I have combed the forums and see tons of advice on using some pretty harsh chemicals, but it seems more so to clean up the old veteran Enfield stocks from top to bottom. Does anyone have some recommendations on what can be used to get just some dark spots in the wood out without stripping the stock down to bare wood? Thanks in advance,

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the only thing I know of is soaking in acetone but would likely lighten the wood.  I would leave it.
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what I can see looks really nice.
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Originally posted by devrep devrep wrote:

the only thing I know of is soaking in acetone but would likely lighten the wood.  I would leave it.

I figured such. I've really not been bothered by it til some folks pointed it out. The BLO does a good job of bringing out the life in the wood grain and suppressing the stains, but I figured I'd see if anyone knew any magic tricks before I go adding more coats and inevitably sealing the deal so to speak
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A square 10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 22 2020 at 7:52pm
i agree - its a beautiful rifle , i would leave that 'character' alone and enjoy this fine example 

BTW if you need a sling PM me i have one of the newer examples [like shamu has on his fine rifle] that has no home and might please you on this one 
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This is the full rifle, for those interested. I am definitely very happy with it and it's definitely the nicest one I have. I didnt plan on shooting it at first but the BH already has a nice ring around it so I don't feel as bad. Plus, I can't let a good shooter go completely to waste. It's definitely something I'd like my grandchildren to have, which is likely half a century away, so I'll be taking those shots slowly 
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wow, looks new.
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very nice looking rifle , enjoy it - shoot it , they were meant to be shot , 
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I hope you leave it be because you can only go backwards from where you are now.

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You can always restore tomorrow. You can never make it original again. EVER.
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Appreciate the input fellas. I'll do the right thing and leave it alone
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The harshest thing I would try is Murphy’s oil soap.  If that doesn’t clean it, then it’s supposed to be there...
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The thing to remember is that in service, on assembly, the wood was greased where it contacted metal as a rust preventative. So, some grease staining is inevitable. It's part of the rifle's life.
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In the Uk we have a series of adverts for Andrex toilet paper using a Labrador puppy to indicate 'soft and gentle'.

You could use the same for your rifle cleaning.



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Brilliant! And here I was just about to strap the stock to the roof of my car and take a stroll through the car wash. Itll leave with a nice wash and wax coat!
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Many thanks to Mike (a square 10) for the brand new sling! I'll have to get out to the range and test it out, but it looks great!
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