How to Clean Gun Stocks with Murphy's Oil Soap

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How to Clean Gun Stocks with Murphy's Oil Soap
Use a diluted 3:1 solution of Murphy's oil soap and water to clean gun stocks. (

Clean gun stocks with a diluted solution of Murphy's oil soap and a damp cloth to restore the lustre of the wood, and to remove dirt and grime from the field.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Murphy's oil soap
  • Clean rags
  • Lint-free cloths
  • Quality wax

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  1. 1

    Prepare a solution of three parts Murphy's Oil Soap to one part water. About one cup is all that is needed to clean the stocks on several guns.

  2. 2

    Dip a clean cloth in the solution until it is damp, not sopping, and wipe down the length of the stock, the grip and any other wooden parts on the gun.

  3. 3

    Dry the gun with another clean cloth and allow the weapon to air dry completely.

  4. 4

    Rub a light coat of quality wax into all surfaces of the stock, and allow the wax to set for about half an hour.

  5. 5

    Buff and shine the wax from the stocks with a clean, dry cloth.

Tips and warnings

  • Clean your guns after every excursion into the field or the shooting range to prolong their life and ensure their reliability.

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