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Old 03-25-2012, 12:21 AM   #21
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Looks good man. How did you pull off the range markings?

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Looks good man. How did you pull off the range markings?
welllll.... i went to walmart and picked out a bottle of pink fingernail polish that matched the stock color. just slopped it on there and then wiped the excess off with a cloth damp with acetone. i did degrease it first.

we shall see if it holds up to heat well or not.
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That must have been funny as Hell at the register. Great trick. I look forward to hearing how it works out.

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one sling estuchion done three to go. learned a lot making that one the rest should be a bit better. i did make the mistake of drilling the screw holes in the stock BEFORE i cut the sling hole. i should have waited till i was done to do that. i did ooops it a little and would prefer to have started over. but oh well.

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It doesn't look bad at all for a first try. Did you grind the edges at an angle so it is slightly smaller on the inside? That gives you a little wiggle room with fitting.

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i ground it to fit. i used a sharpie and outlined the original on the stock. then after the rough dremel cut i ground out the black then started working on the test fitting by grinding a little then fitting and so on. each of them fit the stock cutouts exactly. first one took like a half hour. after that i got it down to about ten minutes each.

getting the holes right was the hard part. there isnt much room to work with.

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well i got the rest of the estuchions made and tried drilling the rear screw holes in the stock but the wood is so rotten with oil or cosmo or something it just went to mush and two of the holes just fell apart so much i cant get em to stay. now i have to find a way to glue them in place.

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maybe try carving out the rot and filling it back with some epoxy wood filler?

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maybe try carving out the rot and filling it back with some epoxy wood filler?
i think thats what im gonna do.

i just wish someone made new military style mosin stocks that havent been sitting in cosmo and crates for 70 years.
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Any minor to moderate dings can be steamed out. Boiling or a clothes iron works. Only works on parts of the wood where the grain has not been creased or crushed. Too late for that now, but in the future...

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