A recent purchase of a woodless rack grade M1 Garand, led me to the purchase of a used stock and a subsequent stock refinishing project. Now, I had seen the results of countless do-it-yourself projects on the forums using various methods, and the results while nice (for a sporting rifle), did not match the way they came originally or from an U.S. arsenal rebuild. Since I have a new, unissued Smith-Corona 03-A3 and a 1980’s DCM supplied, 1960’s Anniston rebuild M1 Garand, I knew exactly the way a U.S. service rifle stock should look. So, I played chemist until I had the exact formulation to produce the deep, rich coloration found on original service rifle stocks. My stain is alcohol based, and sets the stock up to receive whatever finish you prefer to use. I’ll let you guys fight the BLO vs. Tung oil battle, and will only say that I used BLO. Here are the results on walnut:
As this is a new product that I am introducing, I would like someone from this forum to test and evaluate it FREE OF CHARGE. I will send you the stain on my dime, and all I ask of you is that you write and post a review of this stain, and include before and after pics. Your review will help determine whether offering this product is a worthwhile endeavor on my part or not. So, if you have a walnut service rifle stock that you intend to strip the old finish from and refinish, PM me with your plan and ask about my offer. Thanks for your consideration.
USSR (Ultimate Stain for Service Rifles)
P.S. - If this post is not in the right part of the forum, please move it.