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Old January 19, 2018, 00:49   #51
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What did you use to strip the paint?
It turned out very well.

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Tim test fires his builds so sent all parts with receiver.

Stock had ugly brown paint that I stripped. Scraping, steaming, a half dozen hand rubbed coats of tung oil taken down to no gloss with 0000 steel wool and wa la! Finished product.
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Old January 19, 2018, 09:12   #52
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What did you use to strip the paint?
It turned out very well.
Whatever Lowes had on the shelf; a Crown product I believe. If you use stripper, be sure to follow with a cleaner to remove any stripping agent and let the wood dry thoroughly before proceeding with finish coats.
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Old January 19, 2018, 09:32   #53
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Roger that eyeguy,
Hoping mine isnt painted. I was reading a tick on Battle tested, the guy used "Purple power" to strip the oil from the stock. It looked very effective, and non damaging.
Im a fan of tung oil, so thats probably the way I'll go.
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Roger that eyeguy,
Hoping mine isnt painted. I was reading a tick on Battle tested, the guy used "Purple power" to strip the oil from the stock. It looked very effective, and non damaging.
Im a fan of tung oil, so thats probably the way I'll go.
Others here may be able to advise on getting the oil out of a stock; I've had some success with low heat for extended periods to get oil to migrate out of the wood. My last was pretty clean once the ugly brown paint was removed and I knew I was going to steam and scrape since going for a specific look.

Here's another BM59 stock that came in my first kit. Kit was built up on a para stock so this one's just sitting. It was dirty, rough and oily. Cleaned the surface and used some heat to get the worst of the oil outta the wool. This one is wearing only Howards Feed N Wax. Didn't think tung oil or BLO was right given the condition; just personal preference. I like it though so will find a home for it one day.







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Old January 19, 2018, 14:31   #55
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On lunch now and just picked up my FKF Beretta receiver. Seems like a really low serial number, P.B. 521*. how many of these Garands did they make?
Oh love that there is no model or caliber on it, as that will all change.

Did you refinish your stock before or after you sent the rifle off to shuffs?

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So im thinking of pissing off a bunch of people, scrubbing the dutch crest, and having the heal rematked as a BM59.
The receiver has no model or caliber markings now.
Alternatly, ive thought of just adding the BM59 barkings to the heal in the same way they were done on the US GI conversions.

I got the clip guide in the mail today, barrel is scheduled for delivery Tuesday.

Should I refinish the stock before sending to Shuff?
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Beretta BM59
- Designed by a young whippersnapper of a company with no tradition of firearms (specially compared to Springfield).
From Wikipedia: “Beretta has supplied weapons for every major European war since 1650.” So much for the young whippersnapper of a company....
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Yup, got a chuckle out of that too.

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From Wikipedia: “Beretta has supplied weapons for every major European war since 1650.” So much for the young whippersnapper of a company....
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I have both and prefer the BM59 slightly over the M14.

Good video from Ian

https://youtu.be/438rkWSylJo

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I have both and I with the 59. The 59 is nicely balanced, the magazines you can use as a weapon and the tricomp really works.
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From Wikipedia: “Beretta has supplied weapons for every major European war since 1650.” So much for the young whippersnapper of a company....
That was exactly my point, which was hinting on when the US adopted the 92 and required it to be made in the US, they also decided to take a page off Bubba's manual and change the alloy. But then everyone was blaming Beretta for shoddy design. Kinda similar to GM making diesel engines off 350 and 305 V8s "because they knew better" and they not lasting 10K miles.
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