SCHAFTOL® is an all-natural product developed by
Prussian craftsmen 75 years ago, as a finish for their premium guns.
SCHAFTOL® is used by the leading European gun makers to finish their
high-grade guns where they require a classic oiled finish.
For light-coloured gun stock to prevent darkening
For gun stocks having a reddish tint
For gun stocks made of walnut wood
Specifically for repair and colour restoration
Faster drying time and a thicker coating, giving a more
waterproof finished product. Use on its own or mixed with any
of the other SCHAFTOL® products to achieve the required colour.
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
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.
After each hunting trip, rub SCHAFTOL® vigorously
into the gunstock with an old linen cloth (which should be kept in a
closed glass jar) and let it soak into the wood. Repeat the procedure
the next day.
If stains or rough spots should have formed on the
gunstock, use sandpaper (Type 150, fine) until the surface is completely
smoothed. Sanded parts must be thoroughly moistened with water or, even
better, vinegar. After drying, smooth once more with sandpaper and
again rub in SCHAFTOL®. When SCHAFTOL® has fully soaked into the wood,
the procedure may be repeated with sandpaper (Type 400) and SCHAFTOL®.
The more often this treatment is repeated, the better the effect. The
gunstock will eventually regain its original appearance and have a
beautiful dark and dull finish.
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.