Using Pumice Powder and Linseed Oil to Refinish a Gun Stock

What do you do to repair a gun stock that has imperfections? I recently gave a method a try I had not heard of prior; using pumice powder (along with linseed oil) to grind the surface in a gentle, fine manner.

This was needed for a gun that is my prize possession; a Remington XP-100 having a stock I made myself from scratch many years ago. The linseed oil finish had bubbled over the years and I did not want to damage the underlying tung oil finish.

The pumice powder method seemed most worthy of a try, so I recorded this as I proceeded with caution and attempted the repair (spoiler alert: it turned out very nicely!)

The oil used was a product named Tru-Oil made by Birchwood Casey.

DISCLAIMER: My videos are strictly for documentary, educational, and entertainment purposes only. Imitation or the use of any acts depicted in my videos is solely AT YOUR OWN RISK. All work on firearms should be carried out by a licensed individual and all state, provincial and federal rules apply to such. I (including YouTube) will not be held liable for any injury to yourself or damage to your firearms resulting from attempting anything shown in any of my videos. I do not endorse any specific product and this video is not an attempt to sell you a good or service. I am not a gun store and DO NOT sell or deal in firearms. Such a practice is heavily regulated and subject to applicable laws. I DO NOT sell parts, magazines, or firearms. These videos are free to watch and if anyone attempts to charge for this video notify me immediately. By viewing or flagging this video you are acknowledging the above.

Fair Use: In the rare instance I include someone else’s footage, that is covered in Fair Use for Documentary and Educational purposes with the intention of driving commentary and allowing freedom of speech.

Share this:
Subscribe
Notify of
4 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
John's Hand Loading
John's Hand Loading
2 months ago

That is beautiful. The stock you made is fantastic. The compound you made worked great. I have seen finish bubble and peel and I think the tru oil may be prone to do that especially over the tung oil. The finish is really nice now, it is beautiful. Great job. Thank you for filming and sharing it with us.

John's Hand Loading
John's Hand Loading
2 months ago

My understanding is that Tru Oil has Urethane in it and that is what gets flaky or bubbly and peels off. I have used Tung oil alone and Linseed oil alone, never one over the other, but I think the culprit in Tru Oil (because it is a mixture of ingredients) that makes it flaky is urethane. You always have great content in your videos. I appreciate the time it takes to make them.