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1932 Mosin Nagant 91\30 refinished

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by Catt57, May 17, 2015.

  1. coolhandluke

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    Self-taught, but not without a lot of research and trial and error. I've spent far too much time looking at stock refinishing and restoration threads on military surplus firearm forums. Probably the best resource that I have found yet is the sticky / how to section on surplusrifleforum.com..tons of great tips and info available there (see link below). The "how to do an aged oil finish" thread was used as the basis for the PU stock finish.

    http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewforum.php?f=137


    I like using Tung Oil Finish (viping varnish made by Minwax and Formby's) as well on different projects...mainly AK wood. I agree, it's very easy to work with, can be applied to a matte or gloss sheen, gives good protection, and it's easy to touch up.
     
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    https://www.classicfirearms.com/lng-m91-30-nagant
     
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    I really don't think there are any plain (not snipers) Russian 91/30s that are still in original stock - they were all re-done with mismatched stocks during reman process.
     
  4. Catt57

    Catt57 Gill-Gun Guru

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    There are some out there, just few and far between. And they usually bring premium prices when sold.
     
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    The prices have really jumped on the 91/30's. Just a year ago you could get them from Classic for $100, now they are close to $200!
     
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    Catt57 Gill-Gun Guru

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    OK, I had to resurrect this thread as I did end up selling just the stock from this one recently. For the stock alone I got $150. That's more than 5x what I originally paid for the stock. (And also more than I paid for the rifle.) I decided I didn't care for the red so much anymore so I redid another bubba'd stock in different color and put that on the rifle. I also left it more of a matte finish this time.

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    Ya done good. Time to find another stock to flip.


    A few hundred like that you can retire....
     
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    All of mine are original and worth thousands, all the guns the rest of you own are just bubba referbs and worth nothing!! Just kidding
     

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