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Mosin Purists Look Away

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by kis2, Aug 30, 2009.

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  1. kis2

    kis2 Member

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    hey all,

    well i was given an offer i couldnt refuse on a mosin. the crown is all kinds of shot out, but most of the rifling is good, but i'm not looking for it to be a shooter.

    typically i like my stuff stripped down to factory essentials, but since i already have a matching numbers ex sniper i'm keeping in mint condition, i decided to refinish this one.

    so i went to town with wood stripper, steel wool and BLO. whole project took about 3 hours, and i like the outcome. love the contrast between the black and white, like mosin honor guard :p

    thinking about taking a can of matte black krylon and addressing the bluing...
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  2. shotgunjoel

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    Pretty, but don't you dare spray paint that beauty. Chrome it :D
     
  3. kis2

    kis2 Member

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    ha! that would match the sling slot covers... who knew those things were shiny?!
     
  4. Tim the student

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    Looks good to me.
     
  5. Eightball

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    Duracoat it pink.
     
  6. Sunray

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    "...a can of matte black krylon and addressing the bluing..." Use cold bluing paste. Krylon would be tacky.
    "...the crown is all kinds of shot out..." Recrown it.
     
  7. Hammerhead6814

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    What about this rifle would offend a purist?
     
  8. Mp7

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    maybe "Herculiner" would be a gun idea.
    (Bedliner for truckbeds)
    Anyone dunnit?
     
  9. redman900

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    hey join the club..i did the samething to mine it looks great.
     
  10. Starship1st

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    I have had one for months now and haven't the time to do anything yet. I got yo get busy. Thanks for the inspiration. :cool:
     
  11. dogrunner

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    Tiger stripe it!
     
  12. krs

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    Where's your shiny brass?

    My ONLY Mosin, re-do'd.
     

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  13. kis2

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    very nice lookin mosin right there krs
     
  14. jpwilly

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    KRS, I'm shipping you my Mosins for a refinish!
     
  15. Cosmoline

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    I think you may have missed some shellac by the look of it--I can see blotches through the BLO. If you really want to refinish, forget the wood stripper and steel wool. You need to get out the sandpaper and do it all the way. THEN add your layers of BLO, one after the other hand rubbed with a steel wool rub after each coat dries to remove any non-binding oil.
     
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