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I like putting tung oil on my military wood, such as 1911 stocks, commonly called grips. Pure tung oil, however, is thick as molasses and hard to apply.

The Real Milk Paint Company is selling tung oil cut 50% with lighter orange oil, so it absorbs more readly.

https://www.realmilkpaint.com/shop/oils/half-and-half/

I received my pint bottle the other day and today I applied it to two sets of stocks from Wood Caliber, one for my Colt 1911 and the other for my Remington-UMC 1911 100th anniversary, made by Turnbull. Both sets of stocks were received unfinished.

This mixture is very thin, almost like pure orange oil. I applied liberally to the ouside of each and let it soak in for about an hour. Afterward, I removed the extra with a microfiber cloth, and reinstalled.

Pictured is how they look on the Remington/Turnbull.

I quite like the color and reapplication about once a year will keep the stocks in good shape.

Tom
 

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Walnut oil is light and is good for touch-up and refreshing. Not tacky. Used in woodworking for bowls, etc.
 

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Very nice!
 
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