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    Default Re: Refinishing a Mosin M44

    That came out incredible! Great work.
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    Default Re: Refinishing a Mosin M44

    If you like it, that's what counts. Look great.
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    Default Re: Refinishing a Mosin M44

    Since I had the stuff out I decided to do the 91/30 also.
    Again this particular rifle has no traceable historical value. I once had a Finn capture that a collector friend of mine was drooling over. It didn’t mean nearly as much to me as it did him so I traded him for this one plus what will probably amount to a lifetime worth of ammo for it. I want a few shades lighter than the M44 and I’m happy with how it turned out.



    Last edited by bripro; May 3rd, 2020 at 10:12 PM.
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    Default Re: Refinishing a Mosin M44

    That looks fantastic. I've got 4 Moisins and would like to try to refinish one. How did you remove the old finish? Sand paper maybe?

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    Default Re: Refinishing a Mosin M44

    That looks really nice and well done. I did something similar with the Chinese version of the rifle the t-53 a couple of years ago.

    http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.ph...ht=Troll+stick












    and the ugly stick pictures.



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    Default Re: Refinishing a Mosin M44

    Quote Originally Posted by 1955mercury View Post
    That looks fantastic. I've got 4 Moisins and would like to try to refinish one. How did you remove the old finish? Sand paper maybe?
    Gel paint stripper and a plastic scrapper is the best way, then some very light sanding after the stripper in the high spots.

    Iíve done over a half dozen of these rifles over the years and thatís the easiest method and wonít ruin whatís beneath the layers of Russian crap or screw with the integrity of the wood.

    If you want a cleaner original Russian Amber Shellac look then do a light buff with 00 steel wool and then reapply a new coat of amber shellac.
    Last edited by Hodgie; May 3rd, 2020 at 08:36 PM.

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    Default Re: Refinishing a Mosin M44

    Quote Originally Posted by internet troll View Post
    That looks really nice and well done. I did something similar with the Chinese version of the rifle the t-53 a couple of years ago.

    http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.ph...ht=Troll+stick












    and the ugly stick pictures.



    I did a total restoration on a T53 when they were $150.00 8 or 9 years ago. The soft Chu wood they use is kind of a bitch to work with. If I remember correctly I dyed it rather then stain it.

    I have to pull these off Photo bucket some day and get rid of that ridiculous water mark.

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    Last edited by Hodgie; May 3rd, 2020 at 08:45 PM.

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    Default Re: Refinishing a Mosin M44

    Nice mosins. I like citri-strip. I discovered it in the winter for striping inside. It don't stick the house out.
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    Default Re: Refinishing a Mosin M44

    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    I did a total restoration on a T53 when they were $150.00 8 or 9 years ago. The soft Chu wood they use is kind of a bitch to work with. If I remember correctly I dyed it rather then stain it.

    I have to pull these off Photo bucket some day and get rid of that ridiculous water mark.

    [b]
    I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a t-53 that didn’t look like it had been repeatedly dragged over a pile of rocks.
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    Default Re: Refinishing a Mosin M44

    Quote Originally Posted by internet troll View Post
    I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a t-53 that didn’t look like it had been repeatedly dragged over a pile of rocks.
    That was the ďvery goodĒ condition pile too. Great bore though and itís a good shooter.

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