Originally Posted by Hectocotylus
So I am sure many of you out there have done this but what are the steps required to refinish the stock on a mosin? What finish works best for you? How long did it take?
Refinishing the stock is no different than any other wood refinishing. Remove the existing finish, sand stock to remove any rough spots and refinsh. Wood stains, tung oil or shellac are popular finishes. Original Mosin finish is a red shallac I believe. Only word of caution is to be careful not to remove any arsenal marks or cartouche marks on the wood...they give any Mosin extra character.
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