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Persian Mauser "no blue" restoration.

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Persian Mauser "no blue" restoration.

#1 Post by Calfed » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:10 pm

A few year s back, SAMCO was offering "no blue" Persian Mausers for $199. They were not literally "no blue", but it appears that someone tried to use a strong cleaner on them that removed the bluing and messed up the wood finish wherever it was applied. It also seems to have hardened the cosmoline into something resembling cured asphalt.

I've got two sons who enjoy shooting, so I picked up 3 of them.

This is representative of what they looked like upon arrival....

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They cleaned up quite nicely. Here are two of them.

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Bores are "as new"

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Re: Persian Mauser "no blue" restoration.

#2 Post by ffuries » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:01 pm

Wow awesome rescue, Persian Mauser is still on my wish list.
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#3 Post by indy1919a4 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:10 am

Any Idea of how many hours was spent on refinishing one of those???

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Re: Persian Mauser "no blue" restoration.

#4 Post by Calfed » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:12 am

ffuries wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:01 pm
Wow awesome rescue, Persian Mauser is still on my wish list.
Thanks, ff
indy1919a4 wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:10 am
Any Idea of how many hours was spent on refinishing one of those???

I'm not sure...I had the stocks restored and the guns reblued, but both guys appear to be out of business.

Mark Waldo (BlueRidge Bluing) did an excellent job on the bluing and only charged me $75 each for the rifles.

Larry Winslow (Reissued Surplus Rifles) likewise refurbed the stocks for the same price.

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