August 27, 2014
February 24, 2014
December 27, 2007
From what I've read, more folks seem to like it than those who don't.
I don't like it. Maybe I had a bad bottle of it? The Snake Oil was waxy on my stocks. Oily to the touch. Rain would turn it into a foreign material that would continue to come off on my hands. Didn't seal against the rain. Where I held the forestock, after a short while there was little left there--Transferred from my hand to my pant leg.
I had purchased two bottles of it. Ended up giving them away to someone who wanted to try the SnOil.
Now I am very pleased using Mineral Spirits and Pure Tung Oil in a 50/50 mix. Brings out more beauty of the wood, seals against rain, stays on/in the wood without crudding up your hands. No wax crud. No alien crud.
December 1, 2012
April 15, 2005
Old West Snake Oil is a great product for protecting the surfaces from oxidation and frequently handling (gun shows). I doubt that it is the best product for protecting the gun from the elements when out in a hunting environment. I have used it on most of my old old Winchesters for the past 20-years and like it.
WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member
January 24, 2013
December 27, 2007
July 8, 2016
I would sure be careful of putting the tung oil/mineral spirits on your Winchesters on a regular basis as it is a permanent finish and will just built up and begin to look thick. I also would not want it on the metal for the same reason. I do think it is a great wood finish, but should be applied sparingly, and not slopped over onto the metal surfaces. I have used snake oil and think it does the job it was made to do. I prefer Renaissance Micro-Crystalline Wax Polish though. Peter
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