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Iron Nitrate Gun Stock Stain

$25.00

This chemical is subject to additional shipping charges when ordered with a kit.

Iron nitrate is a favored stain for maple gunstocks.  It imparts a traditional, durable, and beautifully rich color.

**Iron Nitrate cannot be shipped to Canada or overseas.

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, concentrate on one particular spot with only a bit of movement of the heat gun.  When it gets hot enough, it will turn to an orange brown color. Then just start moving the heat gun slowly along to heat more of the stock.  The only thing to really watch for is to not overheat corners.  They will char and turn brown or black.  Start in more open areas to get the feel.  The only thing to stress is that you must heat it pretty hot to get the transformation.  The color change will be pretty dramatic, so don't stop heating until you see this occur. reapply if needed.  Apply finish of choice.

FAQ for Iron Nitrate:

Do you neutralize?     I don't neutralize my iron nitrate (aquafortis).  I do, however, keep it out of inlets.  It can cause some slight rusting and you never see it in inlets of original work.  There's nothing wrong with neutralizing with baking soda either, though.  Sometimes it's good to rub out the stain a bit.  My advice would be to just experiment.  If you have some scraps that will help.

What if the color is a little green? You are probably not heating the stock enough.  You should see it change to a brown orange color when it's properly heated.  It's a bit scary, but without enough heat you won't get the proper color.  The only thing you have to be careful about is not overheating corners of the stock.  It heated to much you can scorch them.   Practice on a piece of scrap if you have some. 


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Customer Reviews

Based on 246 reviews
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Skyburner
Traditional Stain

The Iron Nitrate stain that Kibler Longrifles makes and sells is of high quality and works flawlessly. This is truly one of the original stains used back in the day, and it brings out a fantastic color on the curly maple stock. I have also used it on other wood projects made of ash, hickory and maple. It highlights the grain well and adds richness with the red undertone of brown. I am extremely pleased with this product!

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ben baker
Great stain

Great stain

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Dale Johnson
Iron nitrate Gun Stock Stain

Good stuff. It turned my stock dark but it looks good. I would not change my results. Love how the stock came out. Will use it on my next rifle.

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Brad Rogers
Curly maple countertop

Great product! First time using the Iron nitrate. Finished countertop looks awsome!

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David Winkler
Grain Highlights

I am using three gun stock oil on some flame maple for a decorative box I’m making. It does a really nice job of highlighting the grain pattern.
Easy to use if you have a good heat gun. Simple and effective.

Shipping

Liquid Shipping

Liquids will not ship in the kit box. There are different regulations that apply to the chemicals that we sell and they will need to ship ground, when the kits will ship USPS Priority Mail. Plus, it would really stink if a liquid were to leak on your beautiful new kit!

Order tracking

You will receive tracking information when your item ships. For kits, you will be contacted before shipment and after shipment so there is no need to worry about a kit box shipping when you are out of town. All other packages will ship when available and you will be emailed a tracking link.

Get in touch

If you have questions, feel free to email us at info@kiblerslongrifles.com or give us a call at 330-551-5844. Even if you have to leave a message, we promise to get back with you right away. Bree can answer most questions and she will be sure to ask Jim when needed.

Customer Reviews

Based on 246 reviews
98%
(240)
1%
(3)
1%
(2)
0%
(1)
0%
(0)
S
Skyburner
Traditional Stain

The Iron Nitrate stain that Kibler Longrifles makes and sells is of high quality and works flawlessly. This is truly one of the original stains used back in the day, and it brings out a fantastic color on the curly maple stock. I have also used it on other wood projects made of ash, hickory and maple. It highlights the grain well and adds richness with the red undertone of brown. I am extremely pleased with this product!

b
ben baker
Great stain

Great stain

D
Dale Johnson
Iron nitrate Gun Stock Stain

Good stuff. It turned my stock dark but it looks good. I would not change my results. Love how the stock came out. Will use it on my next rifle.

B
Brad Rogers
Curly maple countertop

Great product! First time using the Iron nitrate. Finished countertop looks awsome!

D
David Winkler
Grain Highlights

I am using three gun stock oil on some flame maple for a decorative box I’m making. It does a really nice job of highlighting the grain pattern.
Easy to use if you have a good heat gun. Simple and effective.

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