SCHAFTOL® Directions for Use

Far more than half of today`s sporting guns have gunstocks of oiled wood. In manufacture, these gunstocks are normally pre-treated with gunstock oil. But this treatment does not provide permanent protection.

Any wood - and thus, the wood used for gunstocks, too - is hygroscopic. It easily absorbs water, especially when exposed to wind, weather and temperature changes during hunting. Humidity may then intrude causing the gunstock to warp or even crack on drying. As a consequence: the accuracy and thus, the shooting performance of the gun will be impaired. This may be expensive and sometimes even dangerous.

Thus, any wooden gunstock requires regular treatment with gunstock oil SCHAFTOL® is perfectly suited for this purpose, being a specific gunstock oil of high quality and comprising nothing but the finest natural substances together with a slight addition of silicone. SCHAFTOL® offers optimum preservation of the gunstock, making it weather resistant and preventing the formation of roughness and staining. The more often the treatment is repeated, the darker and finer will be the dull finish of the gunstock. Even small amounts of SCHAFTOL® will suffice to achieve the desired result.


Our recommendation:

  1. Rough-grind  the stock with about 240-280 grain.
  2. Apply  the oil with  the application sponge on the gunstock. Alternatively you can dip the stock.
  3. Let the oil feed in the stock at room temperature for about 5 days.
  4. Sand the stock again slightly. Use 400 grain. This loop is used to smooth the wood fibres, that have been raised by the oil.
  5. Apply the oil again. The stock absorbs less oil now.
  6. Allow the oil to be absorbed at room temperature for about 3-5 days.
  7. You should now sand with very fine sandpaper (grit 1000-1500). The finer you grind, the stronger the final brilliance
  8. The final oil application should be supported usning a soft cotton cloth. The oil schuld be rubbed / pressed into the pores.
  9. Repeat the application of oil  with a cloth until the desired result is achieved.

When SCHAFTOL® is to be applied for the first time to an unfinished wooden gunstock, the SCHAFTOL® should be heated to a temperature of from 30ºC to 50ºC and rubbed in with a linen cloth in order to feed the oil deeper into the stock. Fill the needed quantity into a separate pot to be heated in a bain-marie. The original bottle with application sponge is not suitable for heating.

Please take the time and polish the stock by handwork. A polishing machine  works to rough and inaccurate to get good results. In worst case the machine can damage your stock.