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    Wadcutter
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    I picked up a Daisy FWB 300S Match to tinker with. The seller said it would not hold air.  What’s that you say!…”it won’t hold air”… how can that be.
    So I thought; that’s just my game.
    Here is my first impression when it arrived.
    In the process of rebuilding it now.

     

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    Nueces
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    There’s some nice figure in that fore end.  Looks like fiddleback.

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    She’s gonna be a beauty ! Can’t wait to see what’s under that old varnish and stain .

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    bouddha
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    I was the guy you outbid for that!  Sounds like my suspicions were correct.  Congratulations!
     

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    Wadcutter
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    Here are the results from the rebuild.
    Shooting 559fps with the old springs. Its a little slow but still within specs and the accuracy is right on par with my universal.
    I didn’t show any steps in the rebuild; Joe Rhea has all that covered.  The next step will be a stock refinish using Royal London Oil from ARH. Maybe it will enhance some of that fiddleback. It is bound to look better than it does now.

    Sorry bouddha,  It is hard to buy anything off that auction site, prices usually are crazy high.

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    bouddha
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    Nothing to be sorry about!  We’re both happy…

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    Wadcutter
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    bouddha,
    Strange thing is that same rifle sold back at the end of December, from the same seller, for over six bills. Must have discovered it was not in working order as advertised and re-posted.

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    bouddha
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    Musta been that “not holding air” thing…

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    fsa46
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    Very nice Wadcutter. Can’t wait to see the stock when you refinish it,looks like it’ll be a beauty. It shoots better than my Universal.

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    Wadcutter
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    Update:
    Started the stock restoration. Here are a few pics of the progress.

    Stripping process. Looks like a Urethane finish.
    FWB300S Match stock refinish 02_10_17-6978
    FWB300S Match stock refinish 02_10_17-6981

    First coat of stripper gets most of it off without using the steel wool yet.
    FWB300S Match stock refinish 02_10_17-7006
    FWB300S Match stock refinish 02_10_17-7016
    FWB300S Match stock refinish 02_10_17-7021

    Rinse off with garden hose.
    FWB300S Match stock refinish 02_10_17-7041

    Second coat of stripper.
    FWB300S Match stock refinish 02_10_17-7048

    Stock has nice warm colors.
    FWB300S Match stock refinish 02_10_17-7050 FWB300S Match stock refinish 02_10_17-7052

    Scraping off the tough spots with a semi-dull razor.
    FWB300S Match stock refinish scraping off tough spots02_10_17-7063

    Jiffy steamer used to raise the grain then de-whiskered using red scotch brite
    FWB300S Match stock steamed with Jiffy Steamer 02_10_17-7071
    FWB300S Match stock steamed and de-whiskered 02_10_17-7093

    Larger dings and mars steamed out with iron.
    FWB300S Match steam iron on larger dings 02_10_17-7095

    Stock is ready for a little sanding.
    FWB300S Match stripped stock weight 02_10_17-7096
     

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Man that is gonna be a beautiful stock . Very Nice Pics of your progress !!!! Can’t wait to see how she turns out .

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    fsa46
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    Wadcutter, How’s the stock coming along ? Looking forward to seeing some pictures and what stain ( if any ) you used.

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    Wadcutter
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    It is a work in progress and here is an update.
    After stripping and steaming, I let it dry for a day before sanding. Almost all of the scratches sanded out easily with 220-320 grit, but it still has a couple very small dings that were deep. It would remove too much material to get rid of them. I am not big on sanding with course paper. It only leads to more sanding. This stock was in pretty good shape after the old finish was removed.
    I used Minwax Ebony 2718 to re-blacken the stippling. Have to be careful when using the black stain.
    FWB 300S stippling blackened with Minwax ebony  02_13_17-7178

    Then I sealed the stippling with two coats of Royal London Oil which will also be used on the rest of the stock.
    FWB 300S stippling blackened and 2 coats of RLO to seal  02_13_17-7186
    FWB 300S stippling blackened and 2 coats of RLO to seal  02_13_17-7187

    Here are a couple tips to remove tough areas of finish without heavy sanding. In the video I say it is a lacquer finish but upon closer inspection I believe it is actually a type of urethane mainly due to its thickness.

     

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    fsa46
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    Thanks for the update. Liked the close-up, very clear. That project is coming out very nice and I’m not the only one that’s looking forward to the finished job.

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    Wadcutter
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    Got a couple thinned down coats of Royal London Oil on it. I did mix and apply a few colors of dye to accentuate the grain a bit. I think it is looking pretty good for a plain Jane stock. A few more applications of RLO should slick it up. Maybe a little grain filling….maybe not.


     

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    LIVIT
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    Nicely done ! really looking forward to seeing the final look.

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    fsa46
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    That is one fine looking stock. You did a great job and I love the color.

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    Wadcutter
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    Stock is coming along nicely. I put a couple undiluted coats of RLO on, then used a red scotch brite pad to apply another layer. Lightly buffing one section at a time. The red(maroon) pads are around 360-400 grit. The pad is not sanding into the wood, it just helps smooth the surface of the last few layers of oil. After two or three more coats of oil, it will then be time to wet sand using a block and 600 grit(wet/dry paper).


     

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    fsa46
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    WOW ! That is coming out awesome Wadcutter. Love the vids.

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Steve that is going to be one beautiful gun when you are done !!!! Thanks for sharing your techniques. At first glance that stock appears just average , but you are making it Gorgeous !! Great work buddy

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