Findley sent me the color flash he wanted and all is finished.
multiple coats of tung oil have been rubbed into the bare wood.
sights established, with the white bore added.
this polished up very well.
protective coat on the head. the initial coating is different then the metal protectant i apply after starting to use the tool. for day to day use i recommend johnson's paste or gun oil.
both have 18" handles. as discussed in the past this will increase leverage and function. if one needs to detail work they need only choke up on the handle.