Care - Forester's rifle stick
Maintenance and care of the wooden bipod
and mending Questions
The rifle stick is made of stained ash. The coating consists of hardened
oil. If you have been out in the rain you ought to clean the bipod with a cloth
and place it indoors over night. It is then preferable to let the stick lie flat
down with closed legs. If the surface after long wear becomes scratched and dull
you can carefully polish the surface with fine graded sandpaper and
then give it a few thin layers of Junkers Rustik oil. The surface will then continue
to be beautiful and water resistant. Please add a few drops of stock oil on the
bolt and the split pin twice a year.
When not in use place the bipod with closed legs
somewhere cold and with suitable moisture in the air. Like, in the scullery or
garage, in the attic or at the hunting cottage. Places where the central heating
does not dry the wood too much.
Be careful not to leave or forget the stick for a longer period of time
stuck in the ground or where it is a high humidity or very warm and dry.
Maintenance and mending is easily
The surface of the wooden bipod
is coated with many thin layers of oil that hardens into a glossy and smooth
surface that repels water. The surface is slowly worn down and need to bee
Grind softly with fine sandpaper (No. 240) and clean it with a cloth. Afterwards you
will paint with a few thin layers of Junckers Rustik oil. Do not paint over the
bolt or the rubber patches. The spike's that are in contact with the soil are
worn most. When needed, you clean and grind the spike's with sandpaper. You ought to put some wood preservative fluid onto
the cleaned area to prevent the wood from breakdown, before you stain them. At
last, paint with four thin layers of Rustik oil.
engraving's: To preserve the engraving you have to be careful not to
place or rub the engraving against any sharp or hard object. Use the protective
foam cylinder in the car for example. Paint the engraving once in a while with
Junckers Rustik oil.
and pin split: Give it a few drops of stock oil twice a year.
patches: Remove glue residents. Apply a thin layer of contact glue on both rubber
and wooden fork. Let dry for 10 minutes until the surface is dry. Replace the rubber patches, one at a time, and press hard. Let the glue dry and harden for 24
If there are creaking sounds, give the bolt a few drops of stock oil and open and
close the bipod a few times. Let the rifle stick rest over night. You can also open the stick 90° and put some Vaseline on the
surfaces close to the bolt.
Should a magnet most unlikely get lose from the stick, you can if necessarily clean the hole with a 6 mm wooden drill. Be careful not to make the hole wider
or deeper. You will have to use a rapid two component epoxy glue because of the
very strong magnets. Be careful to replace the magnet correctly!
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