I had nothing better to do, so I decided to refinish the stock on my 223 bull barrel Handi.
I stripped the factory finish off with stripper and sanded it smooth with 600. Then I "whiskered"
the wood till it was smooth. Then I stained the wood. I let it dry overnight and started laying on the Tru Oil.
I sanded it with 400 in between coats. Somewhere around the 7th or 8th coat the grain began filling in and
the wood really started coming around. I ended up putting about 15 coats on the wood. Call me crazy, but
I prefer the shiny finish the Tru Oil gives vs rubbing it down afterwords with rottonstone or other compounds.
It's not show quality perfect, but it does look way better than the factory finish. It's a hunting rifle after all.
I am no woodworking expert by any means. I have a lot to learn about working with wood. Metal is what
I work with mostly. I'm a machinist. This project wasn't that hard to do. It just takes time, patience, and elbow