Finishing Supplies

Items that Jim uses in his own gun making work.

 

Bone Black

$15.00
To darken a stock: Tap out a little bit of bone black and pour a little bit of finishing oil into separate piles on a non-absorbent surface. First, dampen the brush a little bit in the finishing oil and then pick up a little bit of the bone black with...
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Iron nitrate is a favored stain for maple gunstocks.  It imparts a traditional, durable, and beautifully rich color. Directions:  Apply to wood.  Allow to dry.  I usually wait for at least a half hour before applying the heat.  Overnight is fine.  Heat until color changes to reddish brown. While heating,...
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Item will ship GROUND and will ship separately. Permalyn Sealer is made from the same base oils and polymers as Permalyn Gun Stock Finish but contains special ingredients to ensure deep penetration into the stock. This affords maximum durability and ensures that surface damage cannot expose raw wood, allowing moisture...
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Tannic acid is used in conjunction with ferric or iron nitrate (also available from Kibler's Longrifles) in the staining process to accentuate maple figure. A solution of tannic acid (1 Tbs dissolved in 1 pint of water) is prepared and applied to the bare stock.  After this dries, the iron nitrate...
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