Arisaka Type 99 project is going well.


November 4, 2007, 12:06 AM
Arisaka Type 99 project is going well.
I have determined that with screw shear strength and the thread size strength. it is a go for fire. :evil:
I have also found out that my bolt was dipped in some kind of Chrome Vanadium stuff.
this is good for me because I have less to work on.
I already have 3 days into fixing a bubba Monte carlo stock.
I talked to an old timer and he said " I used to spend 20 to 30 days on 1 stock"
that is crazy, but I want a mirror shine, and I have seen his guns.

is there a quick way to get that glass impervious shine???
or should I go old time and sand, wet , heat to raise grain. wash rinse

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November 4, 2007, 12:14 AM
same rifle
new talk. I don't get on here to talk about rights or religion.
I want to talk to other people about positive concepts.

I am sure there is a room for your beliefs.
if I am in the wrong room just let me know.

now I want to know the best way to re-finish a walnut stock with a glass "exhibition grade" shine.

November 4, 2007, 12:35 AM
I don't know about which talk you are speaking about, but puting a type 99 back into shape is quite a nobel task. I almost bought a real deal on one with a bayonet and the AA sights. I couldn't tell if it had the monopod as well since the bayonet was shrink wrapped to the barrel and none of that was visible. I came back a few days later to get it and it was gone, someone got a good deal.

Anyway. sanding is actually a small part. I use poly-urethane marine varnish in gloss to get a galss like finish on a stock. A standard procedure would be to attempt to steam out dents with a steam iron, after stripping the finish off with a high strength stripper. In fact, steam cleaners will often help to strip and remove dents at the same time.Scrape off the finish if you have to, and only sand as a last resort. Discolored stocks and stains can be often, but not always, bleached out to make the wood color uniform. You will then need to restain the stock before refinishing. A marine polyurethane is extremely tough and can be wet sanded to an absolute glass finish, like a car finish. I usually use a touch up gun or an air brush, but I happened to get some excellent results with some spray varnish by MinWax. There wasn't even a need to wetsand. I normally don't use this method on surplus rifles, but if the stock isn't stock, there is little harm. Be advised, with a high gloss finish. any defect left will stick out like a sore thumb.

November 4, 2007, 12:55 AM
I will sand until I get that nice grain to show. and if i cant it is time to think about painting.
so far I have been lucky.
last time I did one with 4 coats of clear and a scuff,buff,and wax.
and then 2 more coats of clear. what do you think?

Jim Watson
November 4, 2007, 10:24 AM
This is the one with the sight screw holes drilled through into the bore, right?
I don't know how you have "determined" that a plug screw will hold, but I think I'd strap it down and testfire it with a long string before I put a lot of work into stock finish. (Which I see on the other thread that you mean to do.)

I have read of sights being blown off because the screws did NOT hold against chamber pressure.

November 5, 2007, 03:09 PM
jim I can use the stock for any t99 action.
just a reminder that this is about a rifle stock.
thanks jim.
I don't want to pour salt, but the numbers don't lie when you involve pressure, thread shear strength and steel quality.
sorry and I don't want to offend, but I will pick fact and proven numbers over theory any day.

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