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Posted: 6/1/2009 6:16:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/2/2009 5:27:52 AM EST by bloodsport2885]
How many people actually re-work the stock on their old pieces? I'd like to see the results any any recipes you might have used.
Link Posted: 6/2/2009 4:38:02 AM EST
Are you talking refinishing or modifying (bubbaing / sporterizing)?
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 3:45:02 PM EST
Something like this? M44 red mahogny stain.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 1:19:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By mtncrash1:
Something like this? M44 red mahogny stain.
http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo49/mtncrash1/band026.jpg


That's nice. What brand of stain did you use?? I have a Romo that I would like to refinish like that.

Toad
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 7:03:10 AM EST
When I stripped my 91/30 it was the worst piece of wood I had ever seen on a rifle. I elected to stain with some mahogany then apply a BLO finish.

Link Posted: 6/4/2009 11:37:33 AM EST
I thought about burning mine with a torch to get the lines in more.

Never tried it yet though.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 11:47:25 AM EST
I was toying with the idea of redoing my stock. That's why I asked for pictures. A deep mahogany stain seems like the best match. I just want to get rid of that awful red shellac and smooth out some marks left by the crate.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 2:15:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By Roguetoad:
Originally Posted By mtncrash1:
Something like this? M44 red mahogny stain.
http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo49/mtncrash1/band026.jpg


That's nice. What brand of stain did you use?? I have a Romo that I would like to refinish like that.

Toad


Minwax. After 2 coats I used a spray on poly. That was 4 coats and cant rember the brand. I also did a 91/59 the same way.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 5:52:21 PM EST
My 1944 Izhevsk 91/59
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 2:34:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/5/2009 7:06:58 AM EST by eudyta63]
All of those rifles look good.What did you guys use to strip the shellac off?Any sanding done or use of some steel wool ?
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 2:50:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/5/2009 2:50:33 AM EST by ZekeMenuar]

Originally Posted By eudyta63:
All of those rifles look good.What did you guys use to strip the shellac off?Any sanding done of use of some steel wool ?

Denatured Alcohol will strip the shellac right off.
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 10:54:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 12:28:31 PM EST
I stripped this down with acetone, sanded it down working up to 320 grit, and used tung oil finish. No stain, just clear finish only.



Link Posted: 6/5/2009 1:25:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By kingston_fisher:
I stripped this down with acetone, sanded it down working up to 320 grit, and used tung oil finish. No stain, just clear finish only.

http://scgunsmith.com//M44_Files/M44%20(27).JPG



I like the laminate it looks good bare. Mine is a solid stock so it looks a bit like a Louisville Slugger once the shellac is sanded off.
Link Posted: 6/6/2009 5:04:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2009 5:08:16 AM EST by Rustynut]
91/30 laminated stock

before




Stripped




After 2 coats of clear Behr 600





No sanding, all I used was acetone and steel wool to remove the old finish. Then applied 2 coat of Behr 600.

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 11:28:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 12:11:11 PM EST


[/quote]I like the laminate it looks good bare. Mine is a solid stock so it looks a bit like a Louisville Slugger once the shellac is sanded off.[/quote]

So whats wrong w/ a Louisville! Good wood! Ah, you play with a boys bat!



Link Posted: 6/15/2009 12:47:02 PM EST
I see you took the bayonets off
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:28:30 PM EST
I like mine Mosins just fine as they are. None of them are refinished.

Finn M91



Sako M39



Just a sample of my Mosins
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