Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by CRomanos
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 2106
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Re: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

A different angle - from the top of the rifle looking down.
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by CRomanos
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 2106
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Re: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

Over the past couple of days I've spent a few hours gently scraping away the damaged area to get to clean(er) wood. Between the original burn and scraping away the charcoal, I lost about 2 mm of wood, which still makes this M44 stock wider than a 91/59 stock I compared it to at the same location. I'...
by CRomanos
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 2106
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Re: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

My plan is to go with Tom's 1/3, no stain at all. Hoping i'm can start to tackle this tonight
by CRomanos
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 2106
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Re: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

You'll have to do what I did this week on a L.C Smith fore arm. I had to sand a flat over the repair area and epoxy a patch on. Then re-shape to match contours. Your stock is likely made of arctic birch which the Russians used. Find a broken M44 stock and use the wood as a graft. I've got a couple ...
by CRomanos
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 2106
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Re: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

Question is, once I get rid od the burned area what should the repair be? Glue on a piece of hardwood and shape it?
by CRomanos
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 2106
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Re: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

Hadn't thought of using BKF but I'll give it a try, thanks
by CRomanos
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 2106
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Re: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

In fairness, I've had good luck with cosmo removal from several guns, including multiple SKS, an RC K98, other Mosins, etc, this is more of an object lesson in what happens when you get impatient.
by CRomanos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 2106
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Re: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

I'm not looking to refinish it in the least. There was no finish on the gun except for cosmolene. I didn't remove any shellac or sand the stock.

Just looking to fix my mistake
by CRomanos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 2106
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M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

I own this screw up - putting it out there up front. I was using a heat gun (yeah, bad idea, I know) to get the last of the cosmolene out of an M44 stock and, well, looked away for a minute too long, and this happened: 20180603_225607.jpg 20180603_225722.jpg It's not deep, but it's unsightly, so wha...
by CRomanos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Turk Mauser Stock - Can it be saved? Is it worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 984
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Turk Mauser Stock - Can it be saved? Is it worth it?

I picked up this Turk Mauser barrelled action and separate stock years ago and started cleaning up the stock over the weekend. I found that under the grit and grime (and there was plenty of it) the stock has cracks and signs of recoil damage - I'll leave it up to the group to advise as to how bad it...
by CRomanos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Late war M44 correct finish
Replies: 3
Views: 579
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Re: Late war M44 correct finish

I'm thinking that the late war models would not have had that involved a finish. Found an article on mosinnagant.net that implied that they stopped using shellac to speed up production, but doesn't say what they went to, if anything
by CRomanos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Late war M44 correct finish
Replies: 3
Views: 579
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Late war M44 correct finish

Several years ago I bought a pair of what Centerfire called "battlefield pickup" M44s with 1945 dates. I'm finally getting around to cleaning them up and once I got all the cosmolene out of the stocks I found wood and nothing but - not a trace of shellac anywhere. So I'm wondering, what was the corr...
by CRomanos
Wed May 30, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Bayonet Question
Replies: 5
Views: 672
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Re: Bayonet Question

Fair enough!

Is the sawtooth the proper one for the K31, or the plain?
by CRomanos
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Bayonet Question
Replies: 5
Views: 672
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Bayonet Question

Does anyone know if the K31 bayonet had a matching serial number when issued, or were they issued separately and not necessarily matching.

There's a couple for sale that are tempting but I want to know some of the background before I bite.
by CRomanos
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M91/59 stock crack
Replies: 10
Views: 1956
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Re: M91/59 stock crack

Thanks, Candyman!

Unfortunately, my free time has gone out the window since I posted this, but I'm hoping to be able to get back to this soon.

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