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mrben0
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05/04/2018 7:55 pm  

Quick question guys, today i finally got my hands on a very nice BSA Standard S12378.  the metalwork is in good order as are all fixings, one of the springs was snapped and there was not much let of the piston seal.

My question is what finnish should the stock have, would it have been varnished oiled or something else, it looks like it has some kind of varnish on at present but needs some serious attention.

look forward to your comments guys.


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Garvin
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06/04/2018 5:04 am  

I think they originally had some kind of lacquer finish. Most modern varnish finishes that you see look too shiny and plain oil looks better, but perhaps a bit matt. So if you can find something in between, that would be closest to the original.

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mrben0
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06/04/2018 7:33 am  

Thank you, I do have to strip whats there its, well a bit of a mess to say the least.  but there will be no sandpaper used in the process.


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