Repairing Mosin Metal Finish/Paint

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by SubSniper91395, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. SubSniper91395

    SubSniper91395 New Member

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    Does anyone know a cheap way to repair this kind of wear cost efficiently? Like shoe polish or just paint it?
     

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  2. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Why? It's a $150 gun.........The ones I've seen look somewhat worn and a lot like that when they're new.......
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Birchwood casey blueing kit and a week's worth of work. $30
     
  4. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    What mountainman13 said.
    cottontop
     
  5. brandonannette

    brandonannette New Member

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    Well the big thing is if it refinshed if it is that may be where they used black paint and yes they did thise in few countrys
     
  6. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    HUH? Either english or better spelling & grammar, please.
     
  7. brandonannette

    brandonannette New Member

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    Some places used black paint to be cheap after ww2
     
  8. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The best thing is to leave it in it's original condition. These rifles are going to increase in value drastically when the current flood dries up. Those in original condition will be worth far more than those that have been altered. Collectors will not buy a rifle that has the finish tampered with or the stock sanded or refinished.

    An example: One year ago I was buying Chinese T-53s for $79.00 each, now you are hard pressed to buy one for $150.00. Try making that return on stocks. In the five years I have been collecting these rifles, the value of my collection, overall, has more than doubled. For those who have been collecting longer than me, some of their collections have increased 500% or more in value.