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Refinished Nagant...finally

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by flyboy1788, Aug 14, 2009.

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  1. flyboy1788

    flyboy1788 Member

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    so, i used red mahagony stain (2 coats) and 6 or 7 coats of tru-oil followed by steel wool in between. Granted this is by no means authentic. But I think it turned out nice. the pics are kind of bad quality....

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  2. wojownik

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    Not bad at all. I did a similar refinish project to one in really bad shape. Also used red mahogony (three coats if memory serves), but then applied orange shellac rather than oil. Came out reasonably close to the Russkie arsenal refinish. Your stock's color also looks pretty darn close as well.
     
  3. 2RCO

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    Looks good to me!
     
  4. Crawfish141

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    I love the way arctic birch looks.
     
  5. krs

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    It looks good although if it were mine I'd probably cut the gloss after it was thoroughly dried and hardened.

    There's a finish sold by Brownell's called "Original Formula French Red stock filler" put out by someone called Frank's in MO that gives a good looking color to the most stain resistant Birch and Beech woods as well as working nice for Walnut. It's kinda' labor intensive but the results make it worthwhile.
     
  6. flyboy1788

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    thanks for the compliments guys. As far as gloss goes, I kind of wanted this one to be shiny. not authentic but I think it looks good. I could have hit it with some steel wool to dull it down but chose not to. For a stock that is exactly 100 years old, I think she cleaned up nice. It should hold up a lot better than that shellac did too so I can pass it down to my kids one day. Also, I cant say Ive heard of the brownells product you speak of.
     
  7. jd46561

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    Nice job.:)
     
  8. PandaBearBG

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    nicely done, very professional looking, makes me want to redo mine!
     
  9. Deltaboy1984

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    Very Nice job on your Rifle.
     
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