Ordered it on Saturday. Shipped on Thursday. Received today. Not pristine, but I really like the grain and color of the stock. The description from Simpson LTD was pretty accurate. It cleaned up good.
Yes!!!! The dent steaming nonsense will ruin your stock. You have a beautiful rifle. You cannot make it better. You can make it worse by paying attention to the You Tube goons or you can preserve its existing (and more than acceptable) condition.I've read and watched videos on using an iron and a wet cloth to remove dents and dings from the wood. Does that ruin the finish on the stock? I would like to maybe try to remove some of the dents and dings, but I don't want to ruin the color or finish.
Yes!!!! The dent steaming nonsense will ruin your stock. You have a beautiful rifle. You cannot make it better. You can make it worse by paying attention to the You Tube goons or you can preserve its existing (and more than acceptable) condition.
I hope you preserve your rifle as it is. I would be proud to own it.
i got the same kick in the throat as you when posting on here from some. so to keep from getting p---- at being someones punching bag, i got the Joe Poyer book on swiss rifles. "for collectors only" swiss magazine loading rifles 1869 to 1958, 2nd edition. saved me a lot of headache. if i start reading one that is just to show me my place i stop reading and don't reply. other people here that don't mind telling for the 100th time about these rifles. plus i'm glad you had a good experience with simpson,ltd because i sure didn't won't go into it because it won't do any good. lets just say i'm gun shy about purchasing from them now. anyway i have 8 swiss rifles now, m1896/11's, IG1911's, K11's, K31's and like the rifles over the carbines myself. i think the rifles being older have a much richer history. just wish i had half deep pockets so i could buy more. have fun with your new swiss.Thanks