Behlen makes spray lacquer with dye in it, there's quite a palet of colors to choose from. Visit your local woodworker's supply store for a good selection of Behlen products.
This is the method Remington used to deal with the issue. Just use the Behlen product on & be done with it!
The intent was not to cover up grain for a uniform appearance.
But to try and stain the thing .
Think I said that a few times
Think I memtioned i hate working with maple and birch.
Think I said it will do for 3 or 4 days of dove hunting
Think I said i will be hunting down a black walnut stock after deer season
And yes I know factories use a spray on coating to make all tones the same appearing for their mismatched cheap wood to the customer.
Just like this one was from the factory.
Winchester red brown complete covered.
Think I said something similar addressing many of these post back on this thread.
feel like f u c king fozzy bear getting rode by the 2 old guys on the muppet show.
Just like when a bunch where hounding me on my spray paint stock project.
Posted em up.
Not embarrased or ashamed or fearful of comments.
Then came up with the toothbrush whack a mole speckled on #4.
All pics or it never happened.........