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by bobvz
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 653
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Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

Yes as we have seen with Mosins shellac flakes badly. That makes sense. Thanks for the corroboration from your friend. When you use shellac as a sealer rather than a top finish it's benefits can be seen in improved stain regulation and water resistance. It also is resistant to oil, aiding in the pre...
by bobvz
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 653
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Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

This is the first I've heard of the Swedish stock makers combining shellac and BLO in many years of collecting Swedes. It's not mentioned in Crown Jewels or House of Karlina. I have my doubts but I'll run it by a couple of collector buddies of mine. Could you please cite your reference? I didn't sa...
by bobvz
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 653
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Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

Pratt and Lambert Tonetic is as good an oil stain as I've seen. Pigments ground much finer than Minwax. As stated I think you can make a good stain using linssed oil, turpentine or mineral spirits and 844 industrial colorants. I've worked in all aspects of the paint industry for 44 years, 33 of the...
by bobvz
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 653
United States of America

Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

I've read that about other stains being better than minwax. I guess I just use what is available locally. Maybe some of the hobby stores might have those others. Please share some name brands I can look for. Thanks. If you want to "roll your own" then Grumbacher's Oil Colors ground in linseed oil c...
by bobvz
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 653
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Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

Here is a bunch of pics: https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVvaBSnFZ2ykARuInnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=Swedish+Ljungman+Images&fr=yhs-mozilla-004&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-004 Looks like everything from blonde to nut brown. Take your choice....
by bobvz
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 653
United States of America

Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

Here is a bunch of pics: https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVvaBSnFZ2ykARuInnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=Swedish+Ljungman+Images&fr=yhs-mozilla-004&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-004 Looks like everything from blonde to nut brown. Take your choice. ...
by bobvz
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: K98 stock oil?
Replies: 10
Views: 398
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Re: K98 stock oil?

I wouldn't do jack to it. Leave it be. Looks fine and original. The red glue laminated stocks used a phenolic(plastic) resin to glue the layers together. This pretty much impregnates most of the wood with plastic.
by bobvz
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Mauser bolt bending service?
Replies: 6
Views: 312
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Re: Mauser bolt bending service?

Sounds like a good deal but make sure the cocking cam is protected from the heat and won't cause issues. Also make sure the bolt root is re-hardened so it won't gall when opening the bolt for primary extraction.
by bobvz
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Mauser bolt bending service?
Replies: 6
Views: 312
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Re: Mauser bolt bending service?

Often times it is better to start with a straight bolt and go from there. Your bolt would have to be first straightened then bent again. Stripped bolt bodies are relatively cheap. I would advise buying a K98k bolt body if it is suitable for your project. They have the bend you want. Then transfer th...
by bobvz
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: 1891 Argentine- replacement stocks?
Replies: 2
Views: 181
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Re: 1891 Argentine- replacement stocks?

Sure. That is called a "duffel cut repair". You will need to find a donor fore end. A M38 Turk Mauser in walnut might be a good choice and they are plentiful. Be mindful to account for the saw blade kerf when sizing for length of the graft so total length is correct. If you are a skilled woodworker ...
by bobvz
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Firearms Photography
Topic: Photobucket's racket !
Replies: 21
Views: 656
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Re: Photobucket's racket !

That's funny, my account is still active and posting pics with no fee. Hmmmm?
by bobvz
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: 1908 Brazilian Rifle Matching
Replies: 7
Views: 411
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Re: 1908 Brazilian Rifle Matching

Nice score. One thing I like about it is the metal seems untouched since manufacture. Of particular interest is the receiver. One can clearly see that the metal was not highly polished when it left the factory. More of a 220-320 grit. Many specimens are mirror polished which indicates to me it was p...
by bobvz
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Repaired a duffel cut. Feedback welcome.
Replies: 10
Views: 403
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Re: Repaired a duffel cut. Feedback welcome.

Nice work. I have found it useful when glueing handguards and thin shotgun fore ends to use a small diameter bicycle inner tube in the channel to provide opposing outward pressure against the the clamping bands.
by bobvz
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: US Rifles
Topic: M1/M14 marring other riflestocks in your gunsafe?
Replies: 7
Views: 395
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Re: M1/M14 marring other riflestocks in your gunsafe?

I alternate my rifles muzzle up muzzle down. This prevents mishaps like that. It also allows you to get more guns in your safe.
by bobvz
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks
Replies: 18
Views: 764
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Re: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks

$1.00 in 1962 is the same as $8.00 today. So a $35 rifle in 1962 would cost $280 today (not accounting for collect-ability). The real deal is those 1893 Mausers at $10.00 that are selling for nearly $400 today.

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