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870 Police Wood Furniture

Discussion in 'Shotgun Discussion' started by RedneckRampage, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    So, I have a set of police wood from an 870, but it isn't the normal walnut, it's orangish colored wood. Is it still walnut? I thought that's all they used. I want to strip it and refinish it, but I want it dark. image.jpeg
     
  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Then just use a dark stain.

    Check for color on the inside of the pump.
     
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  3. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    It almost looks like Birchwood in the picture.
     
  4. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Funny how that works out.
     
  5. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    Done soooo many stock repairs. Strip it, personally I use a piece of picture frame glass held at a 90 degree angle and draw it with the grain with a little patience you can remove 95 percent of the finish in a few minutes, no stupid chemicals. To get the color right may take a combination of stains. and then finish it off with boiled linseed oil.

    a few other thoughts:
    walnut can be avery light colored wood
    get creative and use a REAL shellac, personally I think it makes a great looking finish.