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Septicdeath
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2020-03-13 21:37:19  

I have a friend that has a pawn shop. Found this still in box with factory seal. I have always wanted one. I wish it was the Gold Scorpion but for $60 I'll take this one. And its new!

I started to tear down the rifle. I had no idea there is beautiful wood hidden beneath the black coating.  I will be stripping off the black and refinishing the stock to expose the wood.

Should I leave it the natural wood or stain it?

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awilde
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2020-03-13 22:25:19  

I'd say it depends on what the wood looks like underneath and whatever your personal preferences are. If it's a nice grain patterns and has some color of its own I'd leave it alone stain wise and just use a nice finish over it. If it's super light colored and not really all that interesting then some stain might not hurt. Either way if you use an oil finish like tru oil or it'll add a certain amount of color to it as well.


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Septicdeath
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2020-03-18 15:47:45  

Examine the Mendoza RM 3000 and shoot it for the first time. 

 


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marflow
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2020-03-18 19:10:38  

it seems to be a large rifle and it is loud 

your technique of loading the pellet before cocking is new to me 

are you still going to strip the black off 

i was thinking these black stock might be black because they had flaws in them and wouldn't work as a stained stock 

i might email Mendoza  if that is why 

in any case thanks for the video and take care 

mike


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Septicdeath
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2020-03-18 20:29:02  
Posted by: @marflow

it seems to be a large rifle and it is loud 

your technique of loading the pellet before cocking is new to me 

are you still going to strip the black off 

i was thinking these black stock might be black because they had flaws in them and wouldn't work as a stained stock 

i might email Mendoza  if that is why 

in any case thanks for the video and take care 

mike

Yes it is a fairly good-sized rifle it's loud because I believe it is a magnum with no muzzle brake . Years ago I almost got the tip of my finger taking off by a breakbarrel. So I figure there's only two safe ways to load a rifle if you put the pellet in first you have no chance of ever taking a finger off, because face it every once in a while when loading a pellet we all forget to keep her other arm on the cocking lever. I thought I would just strip it and see what it's like underneath if it's nice would I can finish it if not I will just repaint it.


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marflow
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2020-03-18 22:39:34  

makes since on the cocking 

i will be watching to see if  there is good wood under the black coating 

 


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Gratewhitehuntr
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2020-03-19 08:03:31  

I kinda like the black, hope tis not pallet wood with filler underneath!


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Tim Ward
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2020-03-19 08:29:10  

Mendozas are an acquired taste. I have several. I have a couple of the break barrel repeaters, a dual cal. made for Hammerli, a TF M12 made for Pyramid, a couple made for Crosman and a couple of others. They're good guns IMO. The ones I have with varnish instead of paint look good. Your new RM3000 has a little different shape than my three Mendoza thumb holes. I'm thinking about ordering one from Trade My Gun for the newer stock.


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Gratewhitehuntr
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2020-03-19 15:43:33  

Please don't taste the airguns... do we have to put up a sign? 🤒 


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Tim Ward
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2020-03-19 22:32:24  

They're Mexican but not too hot for a taste.


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Septicdeath
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2020-03-29 17:16:31  

Here is what's under the paint I also beveled the back stock hole for a better look..

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awilde
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2020-03-29 22:15:05  

Tru oil should soak into that pretty nicely and take it to a golden hue. Could potentially stain and finish it with the same too if you wanted a little darker. I'm partial to acid staining, always liked the deep red-orange/brown hues it added.


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Septicdeath
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2020-03-29 23:05:39  

@alex-from-upstate-ny

It looks nice with the tru-oil have applied it twice once more tomorrow. I've used shoe polish on other stocks after tru-oil they leave interesting highlights. And the wax seals the wood nicely. Rubbing it with a soft cloth it they always have a nice sheen.


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Septicdeath
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2020-03-29 23:10:07  
Posted by: @alex-from-upstate-ny

Tru oil should soak into that pretty nicely and take it to a golden hue. Could potentially stain and finish it with the same too if you wanted a little darker. I'm partial to acid staining, always liked the deep red-orange/brown hues it added.

Here is a stock tru-oil and shoe polish.  It's from a Winchester 425 that was recently brought back from the boneyard.

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Septicdeath
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2020-03-30 15:15:10  

Recently I had purchased a Mendoza black scorpion rifle. the rifle stock is made of wood that is painted black I decided to strip off the black paint and underneath to my surprise it was not filled pallet wood but actually some nice wood I sanded all the paint off beveled and smooth the cut out for an aesthetic look I've always wanted the golden scorpion but have never been able to find one I believe this is the next best thing. the stock was finished with Tru oil and I will later wax it and polish it to a low gloss sheen.

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Septicdeath
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2020-03-30 20:33:51  

Mendoza RM 3000 transformed 


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awilde
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2020-03-30 23:45:50  

That came out really nice, great contrast between the barrel and the blacked lettering on the stock.


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