Most likely boiled Linseed oil. Seems to be the industry standard don't quote me on it though!
Best ask Hull Cartridge who are the importers:
might be worth getting it done by a decent stock repairer though. I had one done where they injected a resin in and I couldn't even see it afterwards. I'm not sure it will be oiled either as most modern stocks are merely sealed.
Thanks for the replies. I will give hull Cartridge a call. I'm pretty sure it is oiled as it has darkened where I rest my cheek on the comb but I may well be wrong. My brother works in a yard contacting joiners wood turners finishers and cabinet makers. One of them fitted a piece of veneer to a deed box of my fathers and you had to really study it to see any work had been done at all so hopefully between them all we should get a good result
There are plenty of vids on youtube showing how to repair/refinish a stock yourself. It's not hard if you have the patience, and can be very satisfying.
I've done a few, experimenting with oiled or varnished finishes, and oiled is so much better in every respect.
a number of years ago I took a chip out of the pistol grip of a Beretta semi auto shotgun, I ended up sending it to a guy for repair, it was returned to me, and it was impossible to see the repair. I hope you get a good result with your proposed repair.
all the best,
pass but we have Brian Farr a stock repair and gun smith down our way fix's from 25k Browning's to anything that's wood top guy none better i'v found .
if you wish here is the info he repairs buckets of shot guns and air rifles for the gun trade around Essex
Bryan Farr (Gun Repairs)
Address:15 Church EndPostcode/City:SS3 9XQ Foulness IslandCounty:Essex Phone: 01702 21962901702 219629 Fax: 01604 863330
It may be cheaper to just replace the stock, rather than repair..
I think I have a HW100 stock kicking about somewhere.