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K98 stock oil?

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:50 pm
by rickplayer
I have a nice war era k98. it has a mismatched stock but it is a Kriegsmarine in amazing condition. It looks really dry. Should it be treated with something or just leave it alone? I will try to post a few pictures.

Re: K98 stock oil?

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:59 pm
by rickplayer
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Re: K98 stock oil?

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:01 am
by CDFingers
You could do an oil scrub, which uses a 50/50 mix of Boiled Linseed Oil and turpentine or mineral spirits. I put mine on with a green kitchen scrubby then wipe off the excess. Let it dry a day or two before you mess with it.

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Re: K98 stock oil?

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:40 pm
by samsplacci
^^^^ basically this

Re: K98 stock oil?

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:29 pm
by joe7170
yeah, a wipe of BLO won't hurt a thing.

Re: K98 stock oil?

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:57 pm
by sheepdawg
Make sure you cut the BLO and wipe the excess, I do it after about two hours. Don't do it more than once you're trying to keep it from shining or building up giving it a varnished look. I wouldn't put BLO on with anything coarser than burlap, anything with an abrasive just removes history.

Wouldn't a cupped buttplate be closer to correct?

Re: K98 stock oil?

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:37 pm
by B32dominator
sheepdawg wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:57 pm
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Wouldn't a cupped buttplate be closer to correct?

He does state its not matching but ar (Mauser Borsigwalde) has been reported to use flat buttplates into 1943.

That's a great looking rifle. Just take your time with light coats, whiling off the excess after about 20-30 min and letting it dry thoroughly between coats. I like to leave mine in my hot garage during the day, really helps it soak in and gives an original full finish.

Re: K98 stock oil?

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:32 pm
by dynachrome
I have green scrubbied the first BLO into the stock, wipe off the excess, let dry a couple of days, then hand wipe in one or two more times using latex gloves. If really dried out it will need more than one coat. Very nice rifle.

Re: K98 stock oil?

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:35 pm
by rickplayer
I will post results

Re: K98 stock oil?

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:19 am
by Hammerdown
I'm not sure I would be doing any scrubbing on a Kriegsmarine stock with original stamps still visible. That's not a Russian or Yugo captured re-arsenaled rifle. The more you do to it the more you may be taking away from its value.

Re: K98 stock oil?

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:45 pm
by bobvz
I wouldn't do jack to it. Leave it be. Looks fine and original. The red glue laminated stocks used a phenolic(plastic) resin to glue the layers together. This pretty much impregnates most of the wood with plastic.

Re: K98 stock oil?

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:34 am
by rickplayer
What to do???????