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590A1 retrograde stock refinish

Discussion in 'Mossberg 590 Pump Action' started by Garage161, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Garage161

    Garage161 Copper BB

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    Long story short;
    Bought a 590A1 retrograde ,
    Mossberg decal on butt stock peeled off the wood finish when removed ,
    Got a new replacement stock sent out under warranty,
    Stripped and refinished the original stock.
    I used a razor blade to remove the original finish, then I steel wooled the stock and applied a few coats of Boiled Linseed Oil.
    The original finish was a lacquer or some such thing , it wasn’t even bonded to the wood , literally peeled off like old paint.
    I have no clue why mossberg would take such a nice piece of wood and cover it with a crappy finish like they did.

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  2. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Me either.

    If the stocks were still too wet from the stain and pre-treatment and the top coat were applied over top of that too soon before fully curing, could be a reason why it was having problems.

    Not making excuses, but it is a feasible explanation of what may have happened to have caused that.

    I'm glad they sent you out a replacement though.
  3. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Are you considering now doing the forend in BLO?
  4. sixbennetts

    sixbennetts .270 WIN

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    I'd suggest Birchwood Casey's stock refinishing kit. I got an amazing finish with it on my Shockwave project.

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  5. ricky_bobby

    ricky_bobby .22LR

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    How good is the finish on the replacement stock? (Maybe a bad batch on your gun?) Glad they let you keep the defective one - that is crazy! I would love a Retrograde but I had to put a Bantam wood stock on my 500, the 14" LOP is way too long for me.
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