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Posted: 8/6/2007 11:40:33 PM EDT
Not sure if I should be happy or dissapointed but I kinda like it

Link Posted: 8/7/2007 12:00:49 AM EDT
It looks like a pool cue
Link Posted: 8/7/2007 12:07:57 AM EDT
It looks great!

Strip the finish off it then apply about 8 coats of Formby's low gloss tung oil. Use 0000 steel wool between coats and it will look like a million bucks.

I'm serious.
Link Posted: 8/7/2007 12:40:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HRSGRUNNER:
It looks great!

Strip the finish off it then apply about 8 coats of Formby's low gloss tung oil. Use 0000 steel wool between coats and it will look like a million bucks.

I'm serious.


Thanks It looks really cool from the bottom, perfectly symmetric. What's your recommended method for stripping the finish?
Link Posted: 8/7/2007 1:07:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2007 1:21:08 AM EDT by ZekeMenuar]

Originally Posted By Mateba:

Originally Posted By HRSGRUNNER:
It looks great!

Strip the finish off it then apply about 8 coats of Formby's low gloss tung oil. Use 0000 steel wool between coats and it will look like a million bucks.

I'm serious.


Thanks It looks really cool from the bottom, perfectly symmetric. What's your recommended method for stripping the finish?


Looks like a Russian arsenal repair. Pretty neat.

If the finish is shellac, you might want to leave it alone. Shellac is what the commies used on their Mosins for years.

On a shellac finish use denatured alcohol to strip the finish.

Then spit coat and finish with Behr #600 Scandinavian Tung Oil Finish

ZM
Link Posted: 8/7/2007 1:34:30 AM EDT
Thanks. BTW, this is one of the hex receiver 91/30s that J&G has on sale for 79.95, get em while u can.
Link Posted: 8/7/2007 5:25:53 AM EDT
If you decide to refinish leave the steel wool out of the picture.
Link Posted: 8/7/2007 5:28:04 AM EDT
nice repair!
Link Posted: 8/7/2007 5:46:15 AM EDT
I'd have bought that one if I saw it on the rack.

That is a nice job.

Link Posted: 8/7/2007 11:39:35 AM EDT
I think it looks pretty sweet.
Link Posted: 8/7/2007 4:29:41 PM EDT
You should be very happy !

If you Bubba the wood , it you will ruin the collector value of it . Sell it and buy another, it's easily worth twice what you paid for it . The Russian splice stocks are fairly uncommon and desirable to people who collect the Mosin variants and oddities.

Link Posted: 8/7/2007 4:56:01 PM EDT
Very cool, I like it.
Link Posted: 8/7/2007 6:40:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2007 6:41:56 PM EDT by jrinfoley]
Please leave it as is! Its a beautiful rifle. Mosins are supposed to have a shellac finish. Go to tthis site for lots of information. Be sure to check out the forums page. http://www.russian-mosin-nagant.com/
Link Posted: 8/8/2007 3:44:36 PM EDT
Looks like a Finnish made stock to me. They made most of their stocks this way. Is there a cartouche with the letters SA anywhere around the area of the serial number? If so it means the rifle was accepted for use by the Finnish army during their two wars with Russia. They used captured Mosin Nagants and also built their own rifles from Mosin Nagant receivers. This will add some value to the rifle if it does have the SA mark on it..
Link Posted: 8/8/2007 10:21:23 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 3:16:21 PM EDT
I believe that is either a Balkan or Romanian stock.
Link Posted: 8/10/2007 1:43:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Will-Rogers:
I believe that is either a Balkan or Romanian stock.


With an Ishvesk cartouche?
Link Posted: 8/11/2007 12:01:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2007 12:06:02 AM EDT by sherrick13]
It is an uncommon Russian type of splice. You should be happy. It probably raises the value moderately.
Link Posted: 8/11/2007 10:45:13 AM EDT
Very nice...


Turk
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 12:32:49 PM EDT
Mosin parts were recycled by several companies. Examples of American-contract walnut Mosin butt stocks joined to Finn Artic birch fore stocks have been documented.

Russian Mosins were supplied to/used by Spain, the Nazis, every Commie country in the world, and China. The Balkan countries used, reworked, and even manufactured their own Mosins.

That is neither a Finn nor a Russian splice. It is probably Romanian or Balkan.
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