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Re: $400 and a few hours work [Re: Fireball2] #14554360 02/08/20
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If I ever get a tattoo it's going to be basket weave double checkering.

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Re: $400 and a few hours work [Re: Malcolm] #14554482 02/08/20
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Originally Posted by Malcolm
If I ever get a tattoo it's going to be basket weave double checkering.


I thought you were going to say if you ever got a tattoo you were going to have Roy do it!

Re: $400 and a few hours work [Re: Fireball2] #14554766 02/08/20
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Looks good!

Did a similar job on a 1963 Remington 700 243 carbine stock with pressed checkering and their Dupont "bowling ball" epoxy finish.

Stripped it and used multiple coats of Tung oil to high light the grain. Prefer the look of a hand rubbed oil finish on that era of gun.


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Re: $400 and a few hours work [Re: Fireball2] #14554889 02/08/20
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Re: $400 and a few hours work [Re: Fireball2] #14554966 02/08/20
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That really looks nice!

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Re: $400 and a few hours work [Re: Fireball2] #14555699 02/09/20
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Wow!!!!! Beautiful work. You've got me thinking about doing the same on the stock of my 1957 Winchester 88. The finish is peeling.

Thanks for the info and inspiration!


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Re: $400 and a few hours work [Re: Fireball2] #14555793 02/09/20
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Nice rifle and a heck of a deal. That rifle would be close to if not double the price here.I have always been a fan of the DL's

Re: $400 and a few hours work [Re: Fireball2] #14555812 02/09/20
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Originally Posted by Fireball2
Savage had some crappy finishes back in the 60's. This 1965 double diamond is next.


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I had a single shot 16 gauge that looked just like that. I was about 12 and stripped it to bare wood. Don't know what they had on it to make it look brown, but underneath was the most beautiful Birdseye Maple you had ever seen.I had never seen a Birdseye Maple stock until I saw Roger's and Don's, and that one of course.


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Re: $400 and a few hours work [Re: Fireball2] #14556777 02/09/20
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I have a 284 DL with that double diamond

Re: $400 and a few hours work [Re: RickND] #14556806 02/09/20
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Originally Posted by RickND
I have a 284 DL with that double diamond


I found one of those a few years ago as well. I wondered if it might be the only one! I've since gotten a .243, 300, and 308 all double diamond. Not real common.


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Re: $400 and a few hours work [Re: Fireball2] #14556815 02/09/20
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I had never seen a double diamond until I got that 284

Re: $400 and a few hours work [Re: Fireball2] #14556889 02/09/20
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Great job on that rifle Fireball. Looks a lot better than the flaking finish for sure and for me would increase it's value . I've never seen the "double diamond" checkering till this thread. I like it better than the basket weave design. Mom said I had to learn something new everyday, so I guess i'm done. grin

Re: $400 and a few hours work [Re: Fireball2] #14557092 02/09/20
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Nice work...any before pictures?

Re: $400 and a few hours work [Re: jkinpa] #14557330 02/09/20
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No, didn't think to take any on that one. Just worked on it the last two weeks as the flu allowed so wasn't real sharp.


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Re: $400 and a few hours work [Re: Fireball2] #14558274 02/09/20
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U wanting any canned cervidae? FB2 heading your way some time next month I figure.

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Re: $400 and a few hours work [Re: Angus1895] #14558365 02/09/20
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Originally Posted by Angus1895
U wanting any canned cervidae? FB2 heading your way some time next month I figure.


You bet. Gunna be moving about the time you head this way.


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