Browning Silver Hunter Stock Stratched!

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Browning Silver Hunter Stock Stratched!

Postby TheBigTim » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:50 am

I have a new Browning Silver Hunter.
Last weekend while hunting i fell over a pile of rocks.
The Walnut Stock struck one of the rocks causing a 1 cm scratch.
The scratch in the stock is very noticible.
What can i do to make the scratch not so noticible?
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Re: Browning Silver Hunter Stock Stratched!

Postby Woodyard » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:51 pm

TheBigTim wrote:What can i do to make the scratch not so noticible?

Acquire some bigger scratches. They will come with time and use.
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Re: Browning Silver Hunter Stock Stratched!

Postby 2500hdon37s » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:58 pm

put a little brown colored pencil in the scratch and cover with clear nail polish.

but I'd never take a wood stock'd gun that you care about duck hunting, its just plain dumb as a duck gun gets beat on and wet quite often.
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Re: Browning Silver Hunter Stock Stratched!

Postby TheBigTim » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:37 pm

2500hdon37s wrote:put a little brown colored pencil in the scratch and cover with clear nail polish.

but I'd never take a wood stock'd gun that you care about duck hunting, its just plain dumb as a duck gun gets beat on and wet quite often.


Yeah, It kind of sucks. Ive only had it a week and got the stock scratched already.
Then again, I bought the damn thing for duck hunting so i expected to scratch it. But i was hoping that it wouldn't have happened so soon!
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Re: Browning Silver Hunter Stock Stratched!

Postby bulletman » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:27 am

Sign and date it as a special occasion and then go hunting again :biggrin:
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Re: Browning Silver Hunter Stock Stratched!

Postby Bill Herian » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:59 am

Don't try to hide it. Think of it as a christening for your gun. Now it has some character. After 4 seasons my silver is covered with knicks and scratches.

Same thing happened to Pa when we were hunting elk in Idaho years back. Nice big gouge in his Model 70 .300 weatherby mag. He was mad at first but figured he would see it in the future and think of that hunt.
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Re: Browning Silver Hunter Stock Stratched!

Postby joshco84 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:57 am

you got it out of the way, now just use it and not worry about scratching it anymore!
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Re: Browning Silver Hunter Stock Stratched!

Postby tucker301 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:30 pm

You can fill scratches with several thin layers of Tru Oil applied with a toothpick tip.
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Re: Browning Silver Hunter Stock Stratched!

Postby SmilingDuck » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:17 am

Gun ruined, buy new one ASAP but tell wife "after" you buy not before. Please don't forget last part.
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Re: Browning Silver Hunter Stock Stratched!

Postby Tony Mc Cann » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:55 am

Same thing happened me with my 5 week old grade 3 maxus,i wasnt shooting well with it until i put a scrape on the reciever and the stock,now that its christened i shoot it better than my browning 325 sporter
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Re: Browning Silver Hunter Stock Stratched!

Postby waterfowlhunter » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:15 am

Now it is broken in. you can throw it in the boat, Lay it on the ground, use it for a boat Paddle etc. and not worry about messing it up. My cousins Babied his brand new camo O/U until he carried the mojo poles and one of them was aparently rubbing on the barrel the whole walk in. rubbed a few nice scrapes into the camo and not he does not worry about it being new anymore :lol3:
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Browning Silver Hunter Stock Stratched!

Postby hitnrun » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:34 pm

After 1.5 seasons my maxus looks like a combat vet from ww3 swamp wars! I can't believe how hard I have been to the damn gun. And it's not like it's been dropped or dragged thru mud. I am just careless and bang it around in the blind and in my truck. I stopped putting it in the case half way thru the season. I am awful with things like that. :(
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Re: Browning Silver Hunter Stock Stratched!

Postby aunt betty » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:52 pm

A shotgun is a "tool" and if you use it for what it is meant to do...kill stuff, it will get scratched and dented and a little rusty.
I tend to look down upon a guy who has all new looking equipment especially the shotgun.
I cringe when I go hunting with a guy who has a gun that looks new and is all fancy and engraved. Mine is all beat ta **** and shiny
because all the bluing wore off. :yes:
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Re: Browning Silver Hunter Stock Stratched!

Postby Nerdwick » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:03 am

You can always use a brown crayon. They also make a crayon type wax pencil for the same issue with hardwood floors. You might try that.
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