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Mosin Warhorses

1891, 91/30, M38, M44, 91/59, P-series, M27, M28, M28-30 and M39
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Mosin Warhorses

#1 Post by Candyman » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:53 pm

I have never been a big fan of refurbed Mosins. The pretty bluing, flaking shellac and forced matched numbers. I feel that they had so much history scrubed off of them.
I really like the Warhorses that have that BTDT (Been There, Done That) look.
Everytime I come across one I try to buy it, or tread a nice looking refurb of the same make and year for it.
Here are a few that I have in my collection.


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#2 Post by M67 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:24 pm

I remember this post and again congratulations for all these beautiful pieces of history!
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#3 Post by Mid. » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:51 pm

Very nice rifles! The BTDT look definitely looks nicer than the arsenal refurbs; any idea where the non-refurb'd ones came from?

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#4 Post by Polock » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:35 pm

Great to see the Candyman is still in the area!
So sorry we lost all those great tutorials on stock repair--looking forward to
your continued advice for our projects--
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#5 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:28 pm

Ever strip one down and redo it yourself? Mine came out great in plain BLO with some tru-oil. I think that is more like how they originally looked like.

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#6 Post by Candyman » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:59 pm

Mid. wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:51 pm
Very nice rifles! The BTDT look definitely looks nicer than the arsenal refurbs; any idea where the non-refurb'd ones came from?
Most of the rifles that came out of Russia were refurbished,but some were not. I think that most of the non refurbished one came from Finland.

I have refinished a few Mosin stocks with shellac pin tar and oil finishes. Most of the ones I did needed major repairs or the finish had been removed by someone.
There was a member, years ago, that lived over seas. He told me that he met some Russian soldiers in a bar and had drinks. He told them that he collected gun and asked them about the shellac finish on Mosin and AKs. He was told that you could spot the new soldiers because of the shiny finish on their guns. And that combat vets removed the shellac and applied oil to their stocks.

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#7 Post by sparkfly88 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:23 am

Gotta love unrefurbished mosins. They look so much better to me than the shellaced and painted ones.
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#8 Post by Ihopdemon » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:13 pm

Very nice collections!

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#9 Post by revjen45 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:22 am

Does the commentariat agree that a MN that was around during the War years probably was fired in anger? The Russians didn't have enough of anything to waste it, especially rifles.

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