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Post slut, no doubt.
All matched 1918 kar98a.
 

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Nice, too bad some one got carried away cleaning the stock.
 

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I cleaned it with Howard's feed N wax, but it looks just about like it did before, minus some grunge.
No stripper, oven cleaner, water, soap, steel wool, plastic brushes or sandpaper got anywhere near it.
It's stained beech with a walnut handguard.
 

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Chas,
Nice screwdriver!
(My feeble attempt at post count inflation)
Hud
 

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Thanks, that's a 30 year old Snap-On phillips.

(post count back at ya)
 

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Chasdev....I didn't think you did it, sorry if I implied that. A previous owner most ceartianly cleaned and probably polished that buttplate too. A shame.
 

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I know what you mean, I wish it was still rusted.
I've been thinking about putting the buttplate out in the backyard for a few months to get a good coating of rust going on it...
 

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Chasdev, it appears that the photo's are missing, so can you use another of your post-counts to re-post it? I am a big fan of Kar98a's

I have all matching 1916 and 1917 Erfurt's.
 

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I thought I would be smart and delete my photo files,oops!
Here are a few pics.
 

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You know Chaz, that 1918 would go really well with my 1916 & 1917 Erfurts.....hint hint hint :rolleyes: That is a really nice weapon. I especially like that tiger striped hand guard.

What do you use to clean the stocks. Mine haven't been touched since WWI and are dark with grunge.
 

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I use "Howard's Feed-N-Wax".
It's made of bee's wax, orange oil and a little petro solvent.
Very mild but works well.
Most important is that it will not damage the original finish in any way.
Several treatments repeated over several weeks for grungy stocks.
 
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