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My Swedish m/96, dated 1904

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:18 pm
by Jonas_Salk
Overall it's in excellent condition, however the previous owner seems to have put some kind of lacquer (or something else...) on the wood, so it's not entirely in original condition.

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Re: My Swedish m/96, dated 1904

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:39 pm
by Ernest T
Should be a good shooter. Probably not worth stripping the finish off the stock, since it also looks like it was heavily sanded. If you wanted to return it to more original condition you could replace the stock, but I'd probably just leave it alone, especially if the stock has matching numbers.

Re: My Swedish m/96, dated 1904

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:54 pm
by 72 usmc
There always has to be some city boy to mess up a stock. Those rifles make fantastic shooters. I would buy a replacement stock.

Test a little spot and see what works easy as a rub(tee shirt and hand rubbing ) to maybe remove that nasty finish. Try denatured alcohol, lacquer thinner, acetone. Old boy methods: Formbys or Watco furniture refinisher, or USGI insect (Nam) repellent 100% deet ...melts plastics, & do not forget break cleaner or carb cleaner. Next, safe Orange citristrip gel or cream paint remover, or lastly more serious stuff like marine grade paint remover. Maybe Blue Bear urethane striper. Just take off a wee bit and give it a rub down leaving most of the color. Then some Toms 1/3.

Did you see this post http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewto ... =88&t=3268

Re: My Swedish m/96, dated 1904

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:12 pm
by sheepdawg
One of the finishes compatible with an oil finish is shellac, think RC K98k. It can be peeled back with a thumbnail if it's old. If you can peel some off then you could use denatured alcohol to remove it.

Re: My Swedish m/96, dated 1904

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:58 am
by Dannyboy53
Yours is a fine looking rifle in spite of that finish. I hope for the guy that did that, all his Grandchildren are born naked. I'm wondering if you tried to remove the finish, obtained a replacement stock, or simply left it as is!

Re: My Swedish m/96, dated 1904

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:38 pm
by Rapidrob
You can reduce the shiny finish by using GOOP Hand Cleaner with Pumice or Rotton-Stone rubbed into the finish. The poress will remain sealed but you will end up with a dull finish.