Advice on refinishing wood?

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MosbyRidge
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Re: Advice on refinishing wood?

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Wow that was quick!!!

Looks awesome fellow Krag Brother in Arms!!!

If your really felling ambitious you might want to consider attaching a wood stock extension.

Butler's Rangers has had tremendous success with attaching stock extensions.

Also, if you ever desire to mount a scope, consider the Krag Haus scope mounting system. It's a Picatinny rail system designed for Krags.
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MosbyRidge
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Thanks! Those stock extensions are tempting. So much cheaper than buying a whole stock. Those rails a priced fair. That's cool!

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'Mosby Ridge' - You have that Krag looking very good in a short period of time! Hopefully, you have a good range outing soon.

However, we are not believing that left-hand conversion.
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Re: Advice on refinishing wood?

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Thank you!

It's a one of a kind collectors' peice. Worth lots of $$$.

I've got brass drying right now. I will share results

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Brass Drying???

Picture not lying.
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Re: Advice on refinishing wood?

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Brass was rinsed in hot water to remove sizing lube

I've been found out!

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You are going to be very bonded to that Krag. You have skills and learned a lot, by doing!

Shooting a Krag just seals the deal.

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Re: Advice on refinishing wood?

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Thanks! I've never been this deep in a gun before. I was honestly intimidated about disassembly and assembly, but I watched a few videos beforehand and was able to reassemble from memory! When fixing or deeply cleaning something mechanical or electronic I feel a much greater sense of ownership.

I get the feeling I'm going to be on the lookout for neglected firearms haha

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