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Mosin Nagant Question

Article about: I noticed that all of the Mosin Nagant's that I've bought have a shiny coating over the wood stock. Were they like that during the war or is that only a post war thing? The reason I ask is b

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    I noticed that all of the Mosin Nagant's that I've bought have a shiny coating over the wood stock. Were they like that during the war or is that only a post war thing? The reason I ask is because I want to remove the shiny coating, but not if it's original (wartime) to the rifle.

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    If we are talking about the same thing it's from storage (cosmoline grease) that has soaked in to the wood.

    Eric
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    No I'm not talking about the cosmoline grease, I'm talking about the shiny varnish on the wood.

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    Varmish on the wood during rebuild. Rich A. in Pa.
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    I agree during referb.

    Eric
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    This is a question I have wondered about as well. I have one nice 1931 M-N which has a post war refurb stock. I bought an early prewar stock to put on the rifle for display, that way I have a "real" issue rifle as refurb if I ever want to sell it, and a "real war time stick for display. But I have never yet taken off the varnish/shellack. When or if I do, what were to stocks finished in- Linseed and turpintine? Lindseed?
    Jagdhorn

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    There are a number of posts and videos for re-furbishing the M/N stocks. I am just starting the process on mine, using de-natured alcohol to remove the shellac from the stock. This will not soak into the laminated stock on my particular rifle. Then it's multiple layers of sanding, etc. before I use some type of urathane coating. Or I my use make it an "oil finsh" which would be closer to the original WWII style.

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    I didn't sand or anything, just took the post war shellac off...

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    My Mosin is a Finnish civil guard model and I dont know if the stock is original factory but it has no shellac or varnish on it. I hope this gives you a little help.
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    I seen an original Mosin PU Sniper Rifle in a Moscow museum WITHOUT shellac, that's when I made up my mind to remove it =))

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