Refinishing a Browning Medalion

Rooster52

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Anyone ever try stripping the finish on a Browning rifle ?That finish is hard. I have a lefthand Browning Medallion in 7MM Mag. Lots of scratchs .Want to try to refinish.Any sugjestions what to use to strip the old finish off with?
 

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I stripped a BLR many years ago. The finish is very hard to get off. I would recommend Citristrip and a lot of elbow grease. Use a metal scraper to get the majority off and then use a sanding block to evenly get to bare wood.
 

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I bought some paint and varnish stripper at WALMART and it don't even touch the finish on the Browning.
 

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I bought some paint and varnish stripper at WALMART and it don't even touch the finish on the Browning.

This was the same experience I had too. Citristrip is by far the best product for getting those finishes off that I've found personally and is also recommended by several stock refinishing articles.
 

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I will get some tomorrow and give it a try. Going to try to give it a hand rub oil finish instead of the gloss that came on it.
 

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Great looking rifle.
You've given me some motivation. I've been thowing around the idea to refinish the stock on my dads old Remington model 721 in 30-06.
 
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