And today, 2 coats of LMF Honey Maple stain put on nice and wet. I have 4 coats on it now but this is when it had 2 coats.
Im not sure how many more coats i will use, i have to test the barrel channel with some stock finish and see how it looks.
Shes coming along quite smoothly. My supplies from birchwood casey should be in later this week and so then i will be able to start the metal work and do the polishing/browning on the steel trim as well as plumb brown the barrel. We're shooting for a matte finish but i said if i don't feel that it looks right, i will use some compound and buff it to a shine.