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Finnish [SA] marked Swedish Mauser

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by hso, Jun 17, 2003.

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  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    I was lucky enough to get one of the Swedish Mausers that the Swedish volunteers carried to Finland during the Winter War.

    I would like to highlight the markings without damaging or altering the weapon. I have seen markings standing out in stark white on older military arms and hope someone can advise me on how this is done as it would seem appropriate for a rifle that was part of the "White Death"

    Thanks.

    Mike
     
  2. Jim K

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    There are several ways, depending on whether you want a semi-permanent marking or just something for photos.

    One method is a white crayon or china marker (grease pencil) that you can buy at an office supply store. Other ways are paint, nail polish, lipstick or correction fluid for some permanence, or even face powder for easy removal.

    There is a special material sold (I think Brownells has it) but any of the above should do.

    Jim
     
  3. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    I like the white grease pencil (tried the crayon and it wouldn't take evenly).

    Wouldn't some of those others tend to "overflow" onto the surface and not just stay in the stamping?
     
  4. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Was told for photography purposes that talcom powder was the technique used in the old days. Dunno what they do modernly. Ask Oleg. He's the photo guy.
     
  5. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    Never thought of it, but I'd think that something non-abrasive and removable would work...white-out, perhaps. Use a toothpick to apply to the indentations.
     
  6. Dave Markowitz

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    How about white chalk?
     
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