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    KDF Voere - Refinished The Wood

    I bought a KDF Voere (no model number marked on barrel or receiver) rifle in 22 LR at auction not that long ago. It had some finish damage to the stock but I figured it would make a good project gun and I could refinish the stock at my leisure; the metal is in excellent condition and mechanically the rifle is also in excellent condition. Here are some before and after pics.

    KDF Voere 2005.jpg
    The above pic is from the auction catalog.

    The below is what the damage on the left side looked like.

    kdf model 2005 stock damage.jpg

    The following are the refinished stock in daylight and then the rifle put back together with the refinished stock, indoor lighting that I wish was better but it's what I have in my basement where I took the photos. The stain was MinWax cherry, and the final finish was 6 coats of Formby's Tung Oil.

    Voere Stock Refinished left.jpgVoere Stock Refinished right.jpg

    Voere Refinished Left.jpgVoere Refinished Right.jpg

    It's nicer now than before and I am not worried that refinishing the stock may have devalued it. My guess is that the value has decreased not at all to only very little since these rifles mainly have value due to the fact that they fire from an open bolt. Imported only in 1986 as far as I can tell and further importation of them was banned by ATF later that year. They are still legal to own. Its a pretty decent shooter too.
    Last edited by Glenn B; 05-14-2018, 12:55 AM.

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    o bby

    Good job, love the wood grain on the left side.
    A sunny day
    A shotgun and a Chevrolet
    Wouldn't you like that?

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      #3
      After much nicer than before. Nice job.

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        #4
        Thanks & Thanks
        Last edited by Glenn B; 05-14-2018, 11:13 AM.

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          #5
          You'd be surprised at how nice looking a factory wood stock is once refinished with modern methods, finishes, etc with a lot TLC included. Even some GI stocks once cleaned up and refinished really look great. Excellent work!!!!

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            #6
            That looks awesome. Great Job! You should be proud.

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              #7
              Thanks & Thanks

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                #8
                Terrific job. It's very satisfying bringing some of these old rifle stocks back to life.

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                  #9
                  That came out really nice. Great work.

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                    #10
                    Thanks & thanks again

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                      #11
                      Nice.
                      Nothing better than sitting at home and polishing your wood.

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