These are paints that I formulated for
painting trade guns in period appropriate colors. Period
documents refer to blue, red, yellow and even spotted stocks on
trade guns. Unfortunately they don't tell what shades were used.
I have researched with the paint experts at Colonial
Williamsburg and these shades were considered to be the more
common and cheaply produced shades that could have been used on
trade guns. The original paints would have been an oil base but
bowing to ease of use and the fact that I don't like to wait
several days for the paint to dry, these are a latex base. Soap
and water clean up and about 30 minutes to dry. I use my Dragon
Wax over the paint to seal it even better and gives it that oil
Available in Oxide Red or Williamsburg Blue
ounce jar (enough for 2 guns)
|I have decided to
sell the stock finish I use in a smaller size for the home builder. This is a
penetrating linseed oil base with driers added typical of early gun
stock finishes. I've been using it for many years and it has proven to
be very durable, easy to use and will give you that nice hand-rubbed
finish. This 2 oz. jar will do 3-4 long guns. Using a paste wax like my
Dragon Wax over this finish will increase it's ability to repel water
and most solvents. Comes with instructions
and a wool application pad.
raw or boiled linseed oil as I have seen many people do is not the best
finish. Without the driers added to the oil, it will never really dry
and over time the wood will become spongy and soft. Using oil with a
drier added will seal the wood as it dries sealing in the natural
moisture and will help bring out the grain of the wood better.
Contains no lead
ounce jar (enough for 3-4 guns)
Black Powder Solvent
This is my own formula that I have used for years and it
works really well. Non toxic.
An easy and quick method for cleaning your gun using my solvent is
printed on the label.
8 ounce bottle
This isnít your grandmotherís floor wax. This is a formula that I developed because I
couldnít find a commercial paste wax that I liked. It is a
combination of several waxes and oils that leaves a hard durable
water repellant finish on the stock and metal parts. I even use it
over the paint on my trade guns. Itís a little stiffer than other paste waxes so a
little goes a long way.
4 ounce tin
Many people have asked where to get this, well here
it is. This is the ink used to paint the vines on the Bumford trade
gun. Use it with a fine tipped brush. One vial is enough for 2-3