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Repairing scratches in stocks?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by shotgun-2, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. shotgun-2

    shotgun-2 south snohomish co. wa. Member

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    What is the best way to repair scratches in high gloss stocks as on Brownings?
    Scratches are not too deep but about 1/2 dozen of them, probably from careless placement in a safe. I just bought gun and is in great shape otherwise with nice wood (it is a browning) and would like to fix damage without making it look worse.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    depending on how deep the scratches are this would help.

    http://sport.birchwoodcasey.com/files/Wood Finishing/Large/lg_stock_sheen_conditioner.jpg

    If the scratches are deep and into the color you may want to find a stain pen that matches the color then top coat with clear using a small brush. After the clear dries then wet sand with 400 grit and wax. I would see if you can find out if Browning finishes with oil or some form of varnish. May depend on the model of gun.
     
  3. shotgun-2

    shotgun-2 south snohomish co. wa. Member

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    I would guess urethane, possibly varnish. Gun was made in 1982, Japanese mfg.