I just finished redoing this rifle.It is a .22 that can be fired semi auto or single shot by pushing in the bolt handle.The stock is birch.
when you strip your stock it will be blond like this one.
What color was it from the factory? I've never refinished a Savage .22 LR. The ones I've seen had truly awful looking stocks from the factory. The same for most Mossbergs, although Mossberg did do a good job on some of their .22's. By the way, have you ever had a 144? A friend of mine (several years ago) had a 144-LSB that shot incredibly well. It was set up like the Winchester 52. They still have pretty good values, too, although not approaching those of a Winchester 52.
it was a mud brown color that looked terrible.i have had various mossbergs,they all shoot very well.i think the mossbergs and the marlins are better guns than the winchester but the rest of society dont agree with me
A few years ago I took a Marlin .22 in on trade. The stock was ripped & gouged like a mad dog had gotten it, then someone used it like a club. There was rust & pitting on the metal. The bore & chamber were perfect, & it shot great. No one would offer a penny for it, even with a target beside it. I plugged the bore & chamber & masked the action, then bead blasted it, & finished all the metal with Brownell's Oxpho Blue (rubbed on with fine steel wool). Came out pretty good - dull, no lustre, but even. I stripped the stock then filled in the gouges & rips with epoxy caulking compound, which I smoothed with epoxy thinner. I finished it with a satin black 2-component urethane. Looked quite good. I'd found a replacement buttplate at a gun show. When I reassembled it & offered it for sale at the next gun show, it went for $150 (if I remember correctly). I'd only allowed something less than $20 for it when I took it in on trade, so I was paid back for the refinishing.