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Lemon Oil over varnish?
Dec 29th, 2011 at 3:27pm
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Hello, everyone.  I have been told by a custom smith, that he uses pure lemon-oil for cleaning or sprucing up old varnish type finish?  Any comments?  Something better to use?  Thanks!
  
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Reply #1 - Dec 30th, 2011 at 2:40pm
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I use nothing but Old West Snake Oil on all my guns, both metal and wood. I keep a rag dampened with it in a zip lock bag and simply refresh the rag with a few drops every time I wipe down my guns. I discovered it about 10 years ago, and haven't used anything else since then.
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Re: Lemon Oil over varnish?
Reply #2 - Dec 30th, 2011 at 2:54pm
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I wonder if it's Lemon snake oil?   Roll Eyes

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Re: Lemon Oil over varnish?
Reply #3 - Dec 30th, 2011 at 3:27pm
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When you run those elderly Lemon snakes through the wringer, which end goes in first?
  
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Re: Lemon Oil over varnish?
Reply #4 - Dec 30th, 2011 at 4:10pm
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it does not matter which end goes in first. after they are flat and wrung out, put a dab of butter on them and wala, you have lemon butter snake. sorta tastes like spotted owl without the feathers Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
  

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Re: Lemon Oil over varnish?
Reply #5 - Dec 30th, 2011 at 9:34pm
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I just use Ballistol as I use it for my barrel cleaning duties and it freshens up the bluing as well as the wood at the end of every outing. It seems to be the cats meow for me as it cleans as it protects. I have been using it for several years now and I get allot of bang out of the few bucks I spent to buy it and it continues to work very well for my needs. 

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Re: Lemon Oil over varnish?
Reply #6 - Dec 30th, 2011 at 9:46pm
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marlinguy wrote on Dec 30th, 2011 at 2:40pm:
I use nothing but Old West Snake Oil on all my guns, both metal and wood. I keep a rag dampened with it in a zip lock bag and simply refresh the rag with a few drops every time I wipe down my guns. I discovered it about 10 years ago, and haven't used anything else since then.
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Yes, been using Old West for 2 years now after some advice from a few SERIOUS Savage and Win. collectors. I like the idea of rag-in-a-bag though. Will start doing that asap.
  
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