. . . that I performed a mild “bubba-zation
on several years ago and wanted to correct.
This rifle was given to me about 37-38 years ago by my father. A couple of years after I got it, I decided that it would look better if it were painted black. A friend who worked at a car dealership told me that he could take it to the body shop for painting. They did an absolutely beautiful job in painting the stock.
Now, 35 or so years later, the black stock was looking pretty crappy with the paint cracking and peeling. Last week I was down in Florida visiting family and just happened to have the rifle with me. I got a “wild hair” to refinish the stock. I took it over to my brother’s mechanic shop and used his sand blaster to remove the black paint.
Now after a week of sanding and sanding and some more sanding, here is the finished product. The first picture is the only before picture I had and the other three are the finished results. It does not look great but it does look like wood again and it has been unbubba-ized.
Let me give you all a piece of advice – NEVER use a sand blaster to remove anything from wood!
IT WILL EAT THE WOOD!!!
Does anyone have an idea on how I might get the steel butt plate flush with the wood?? It is a little bit oversized since a sand blaster got hold of the stock!!