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    Default Dinged my stock.

    Yep, damaged the underneath of the foregrip chequering on my S400.

    Tears, heartache, sorrow, cursing... sigh. Well it's done now - like they say - the first time is the worst.

    Thing is, it wasn't dropped, bumped against a tree or manhandled, I put it in the case, didn't do all the slide locks up and it chafed some of the tips of the chequering off whilst travelling 200m down a gravel road in my cab.

    Yep, I'm a 'nana alright.



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    sorry to hear...........think of it as character building.
    it's characters like these that makes ur setup unique and different to any other s400.
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    strip the varnish off the stock , sand the chequering off [it's machine pressed chequering anyway and looks crappy] and get the stock stippled then oiled.

    Anytime you ding the stock after that it is easily repairable in a few minutes and looks better overall
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    guido my carpentry skills are non existant at best. How much would people charge for this kind of work? Just a ballpark is fine.

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    my connection in CPT, he charges +/- R500 for sanding, stain, oiling.....to the classic london finish.

    and iirc, R180 per panel of stippling. ie. the fore end = 1 panel.
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    stipple the grip too...it will look really cool.
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    I've seen pics of an S400 stippled, then the stippled area has somehow been 'blackened'. Very effective and pleasing to my eyes.

    Hell, I might sell a kidney and get the Tawnado stock instead.

    8)

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    I just brushed some woodstain into the stippling with a toothbrush
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    Have the stippling job done, then go to local hardware store, purchase i bottle of raw linseed oil and steal the misuss's teak oil. Mix 1 part teak oil in volume to 4 parts linseed. Apply liberally with a brush, while wet take 1200 grit and sand the wet oil till it makes a sludge, leave overnight to dry, next day wipe clear with a soft rag, repeat process up to 12 times. Beautifull silky finish that highlights the character of the wood. Takes a lot of time but is cheaper and oh the bouquet of frshly oiled wood!

    G'luck!
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    ta for the advice.

    You guys don't rate TRU-OIL any?

    I think I'd best get a second hand stock for my S400 or do the Gamo's stock first to see how I get on.

    Kinda nervous about making it a total disaster.

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