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Old May 15, 2019, 04:28   #1
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Israeli wood?

What type wood was used on the Israeli fal hand guard and stock? What would be the best stain to refinish with and get the beech like color?
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Old May 15, 2019, 05:49   #2
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The early stuff was English walnut, and then they used Beech after that. The wood you have is likely already Beech.
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Old May 15, 2019, 06:46   #3
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I found plain old tung oil gives it that golden look best.
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Old May 15, 2019, 06:55   #4
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They used bees wax. Brand called Shoe Gear High Country bees wax works great . And good for any wood stock. Even G.I. garands ,carbines 1903's to. And leather!! Even protects metal finishs.
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Originally Posted by C1 Chinook View Post
They used bees wax.
Why does this bullshit keep resurfacing?
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Old May 15, 2019, 07:29   #6
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It's 'Bee's Shit', not Bull Shit.
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Old May 16, 2019, 12:11   #7
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If you are talking about the wood on the DSA Israeli rifles I do believe they refinish them (varnish) so I would just leave them as is.
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