Restoration Tips: Garand Stock

RESTORATION TIPS

Ever wondered how to get that reddish walnut color on your Garand or 03? Here’s one method that doesn’t use oil stains. Use Tandy’s leather dye instead. Basic formula: one 4 os bottle medium brown or dark brown, add one tablespoon Cordovan or mahogany. Apply with brush after stripping stock of its previous finish. After coloring, finish stock with Tung oil or linseed oil.

Asst Editor: I’ve used the medium brown and cordovan mdxture with great results!

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