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Old 03-05-2012, 09:54 PM   #11
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Looking forward to pictures

Ditto...I'm happy with my 1940 stock but I have a 10/22 stock that needs some love...
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Looking forward to seeing the finished product. I plan on restoring a couple more so I am interested in seeing your work.

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Well the first one isnt going to be your traditional mosin its more of a test bed for technique before i tackle my other three. Im leaving the pusniper for last. Should have it down solid by then.

Took out the sling estuchions and crossbolt this evening and rough sanded out the last few stubborn spots of shellac. The estuchions are much thicker than i thought and will require a trip to the metal supply shop for brass plate thick enough to recreate them.

Tommorrow if i feel ok after work enough to be confident doing a decent job it will be final sanding and first coat of stain. At any rate once the first stain is done and dry sanded ill take some pics and decide if i want to go darker.

Still need to do research on what finish is going to be the nicest

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I'd recommend wet sanding but its not really necessary

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Looking forward to your progress Jon...

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applied the first coat of stain. im going to sand it back down with fine sand paper then add another coat.

im hoping it turns out a nice warm pink once it gets the tru oil!!

so far so good. the only pink mosin in the world is hopefully on track!!

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Definately an interesting shade from the pic. Multiple coats and a finish will likely change it a bit.

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its minwax cherry blossom. it may turn red i dunno but i hope it tends towards pink

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update on the progress. got the brass endcaps back on the handguards but nothing is polished yet. ive also finally finished making the blanks for the sling estuchions. all that remains for those is drill out the screw holes cut the slot for the dog collar and polish. the rear sight and front sight are currently off the rifle for cleaning. it just had a butt load of cosmoline in there.

i made the estuchions with brass stock a dremel tool with cutoff wheel and bench grinder to shape to fit. so far i think its coming out pretty good







even got the range markings color filled with an appropriate color to match the stock.



anyway im getting closer to being done.

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