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Wood Refinishing?

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    Wood Refinishing?
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    I have a Winchester Model 12 Trap Shotgun that has custom wood (original). The forearm have turned much darker than the stock from use.
    Is there a way to restore/refinish the wood so the stock and the forearm have the same colorations and finish?
    I would appreciate any comments.
    It is flared French Walnut wood. (Factory checkered)
    Charlie D
    Thanks a lot.


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    I would suggest that you polish the forend first before stripping off the old finish. Use high-quality stock rubbing compounds like those from Brownell's.

    Otherwise, depending on the age of the shotgun, Winchester used some very specific stains on the higher-grade stocks. The finish on the Y-series guns differs from the pre-64 guns, which also differs from the pre-war guns.


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    Thanks Andrew, The serial number on the mod12 is:
    406168. The wood is outstanding -- I would like to restore it
    if it is possible.
    Charlie D

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    I imagine so.

    My suggestion is to start with Triple-F then proceed into Five-F rubbing compounds. That may well solve the problem.


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