Here are some pics you asked for (sorry for the lighing, these were taken at night). These show comparisons for different finishes that I have used over the years. Hopefully they will steer you towards the Howard's. If you don't like it you can always take it off and use something else...
- I prefer and still suggest the Howard's feed-n-wax. It works long term and does not affect the natural grain of the wood.
- The tung oil on my yugo m48A shooter adds a smooth feel to the wood. Too smooth for milsurp, but it shoots nice and feels good in the hands.
- The BLO stock is one I got in trade, I just don't like the dark look it has and the slight shine it has.
- The Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil is just too shiny for milsurps and this yugo M24/47 stock is an extra that sits in the corner.
- The Danish Oil Stain finish came like this from an ebay auction. I got it to restore a horribly sporterized stock. The Danish oil stain (I have seen this product at Home Depot) has a satin gloss and I will probably get rid of it one day or redo the finish.
Enjoy.... and I hope these help you make up your mind on the finish to use.
Last edited by rcmauser; 11-27-2007 at 02:57 AM.
well....thats my 2 cents... not worth as much as a "real" collector's nickel... but they are shiny...
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