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Old 01-03-2012, 04:01 AM   #1
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I was bored and noticed my mosin stock was already dinged up

So i took a heat gun and stripped the cosmoline from it and went sanding from there

I went up to a 220 grit sandpaper and then used some steel wool to smooth it out

I just stained it and i am waiting for it to dry so i can put a verithane finish on it

And yes i will post pictures

What's your guys way of refinishing a milsulp rifle?


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Old 01-03-2012, 04:05 AM   #2
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I used acetone and steel wool to strip it, stained it with a cheap colonial walnut stain, no further finish. Turned out pretty good I think.


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I used acetone and steel wool to strip it, stained it with a cheap colonial walnut stain, no further finish. Turned out pretty good I think.
No further finish?

What about waterproofing?
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None. I even carried it in the rain while hunting recently and the water just rolled off. It may be a multi purpose thing I used, but I don't even know, I just wanted to get rid of the red color and quick.
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What color are the stocks suppose to be? Mines getting ragged looking, and it just sits in the case most of the time...
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They are a reddish color. I don't know of that color is original or not, but all rearsenaled rifles are redthey get real damn close to lipstick red in some cases.
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I didn't want to change my first Mosin I just wanted it to renew it. I stripped it with mineral spirits and steel wool, then steamed all of the dings and dents out. I tried to reproduce the color with a walnut and bloodbay mahogany mix. It looks 90% better and very close to origional. Not the rearsenaled orange. It was never rearsenaled.
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Fuzzy cell phone pic, but it conveys the color I went with.
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Should i do a linseed oil finish or verethane final finish?
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I wouldn't know, but a lot of people swear by linseed oil.


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