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Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Harrisburg, PA Hunt 2F
Finally, getting there
Build #3 finally getting there. 45 cal Bedford which will be my 2nd 45 cal Bedford and 3rd Bedford in all so far. Only 6-8 months behind. I finish with tung oil.
This is coat #3 with 3-5 more to go. Curl is starting to pop pretty good. Tried Tiger Hunt stain this time. Used it on a few other small projects before and really liked it but never on a rifle. Figured I'd give it a try. So far liking the color. More of what I have been looking for (in pic #2 you can see the test pieces for stains).
I plan on starting browning the barrel this weekend as soon as I get back from the Artisan's fair
Not going to be a show piece in any way, still making and overcoming mistakes. One problem I had was being away from the bench too long between steps. Broke my stride and getting back into the groove caused me to miss some steps and make mistakes. Another lesson learned. But, will be a nice utility hunter
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