Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-12-2011, 08:17 AM
Coker_rat Coker_rat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 75
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Refinish Herrett stocks?

I have a nice set of light color Herrett's. I like a darker more walnut than oak look.

Other than stripping and staining, any other tips would be helpful.

Is the wood oak or walnut?

Thanks,

C/R JPG
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-12-2011, 12:28 PM
H Richard's Avatar
H Richard H Richard is online now
US Veteran
Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks?  
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: West Central IL
Posts: 17,494
Likes: 8,491
Liked 10,978 Times in 4,778 Posts
Default

In order for a stain to "take" you need to remove any finish from the wood. Depending on what the original finish was, there may be different methods needed to remove it. Usually a soaking in acetone will do it, Then knowing what the original wood is will help you determine what kind of stain to use to get the desired color. After staining, a finish is needed to protect it, Tru-oil, or one of the many other gunstock finish's will work.
__________________
H Richard
SWCA1967 SWHF244
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-12-2011, 12:58 PM
Coker_rat Coker_rat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 75
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks for the tips
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-12-2011, 01:40 PM
Maximumbob54's Avatar
Maximumbob54 Maximumbob54 is offline
Member
Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks?  
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 7,206
Likes: 8,759
Liked 1,893 Times in 1,027 Posts
Default

I am in the middle of adding a little life to a set of junk stocks. I soaked them in acetone as already stated and it did indeed eat all the oil and gunk out and off the wood. I was worried about the medallions since they are riveted in but they were fine. Any polymer backed versions will likely die in the acetone soak though. I didn’t stain but I’m using Tru-Oil to refinish them. I will be posting before and after pics if you can wait a while.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-12-2011, 09:02 PM
Coker_rat Coker_rat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 75
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Shoot they have been in my stash box for a while, a little longer is not much of a problem, thanks Bob
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-13-2011, 09:15 PM
JBelk JBelk is offline
Member
Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks?  
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

All Herrett's standard grips were American Walnut. The finish is a quick dry lacquer much like Deft. Any good paint stripper works great.

If they're oil soaked, use a paste made of acetone and 'whiting' or lime.
The acetone dissolves the oil and the lime catches so it can't go back into the wood.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-13-2011, 09:52 PM
Coker_rat Coker_rat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 75
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

jbelk, thanks I did get antsy and stripped the finish with acetone without a problem. I gave them a coat of dark walnut and they are drying tonight. I'll check them in the morning.

JPG/CR
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-04-2018, 05:46 PM
diecidecimi's Avatar
diecidecimi diecidecimi is offline
Member
Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks?  
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Milan, Italy
Posts: 120
Likes: 25
Liked 123 Times in 55 Posts
Default

...passed away....?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-04-2018, 06:01 PM
arjay's Avatar
arjay arjay is online now
Member
Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks?  
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Colorado
Posts: 11,316
Likes: 53,325
Liked 15,402 Times in 5,339 Posts
Default

wandered off into the weeds..happens all the time ;-)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-04-2018, 07:01 PM
Dobie406 Dobie406 is offline
US Veteran
Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks?  
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: SW MO
Posts: 317
Likes: 123
Liked 577 Times in 172 Posts
Default

No pics handy, but I used Citristrip(sp) to strip new old stock Herretts I found at gunshow. I finished them with a few applications of True Oil and the turned out awsome. Darker then original finish, really brought out the walnut
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-07-2018, 12:58 PM
bananaman's Avatar
bananaman bananaman is offline
Member
Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks? Refinish Herrett stocks?  
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 6,002
Likes: 4,033
Liked 4,060 Times in 1,979 Posts
Default

I took a set of Herrett square butt checkered targets (K), and made smooth round butts out of them. Traced the frame on the backs of each stock side. Cut off the excess. Reshaped them. If I remember right, sanded down (finally) with 230 & 400 grit. No stain was used. Used Minwax spray lacquer on them. 4 coats or so. Nice hard finish. Bob
Attached Thumbnails
Refinish Herrett stocks?-10-66-5-1-17-012-jpg   Refinish Herrett stocks?-10-66-5-1-17-014-jpg  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
Reply

Tags
herrett, polymer, walnut

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Herrett's Stocks BarnStorm S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 20 01-25-2016 05:57 PM
Herrett's Stocks CCantu357 S&W-Smithing 15 11-21-2015 05:15 PM
WTB Herrett stocks RacingSnake WANTED to Buy 0 05-14-2015 03:16 PM
WTB Herrett's Shooting Ace stocks Blaze WANTED to Buy 1 05-30-2010 03:59 PM
41 Magnum with Herrett's Stocks Doc44 S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 11 12-01-2009 09:28 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:56 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2018
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)