GUN The M91/30 is done

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  1. BLKDVLGSX

    BLKDVLGSX OT Supporter

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    Aside from a few blueing touchups I have to do, shes complete...the pics don't do the wood justice

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    Wood was in GREAT condition for being 75 years old
     
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    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    Now it's time to thread the barrel on that Romanian and put a slant brake on there, plus a pistol grip and wire sidefolder :naughty:
     
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    already in the process of putting this one on ;) i have the pistol grip, but don't want a side folder
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    damn. what did you do to refinish the stock? i would do that to my enfield in a heartbeat. i mean...shit.
     
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    I need to grab a few old surplus bolt actions. My shop teacher said I could bring in the stocks and refinish them in class.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I hate birch :hsugh: Excellent job though.
     
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    Gun is already sold...a guy offered $300 for it, couldn't resist :eek4: 1929 hex reciever from tula plant
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    As for the process...
    sanded 75 years of shit off with 120 grit, then went to 180 grit then finished with 220 (98% of the sanding was done with a palm sander)

    next was the pre-stain (helps bring out the grain work)

    next was 3 coats of a water based stain(honey oak)...I used oil based on other guns and didn't like the results (with foam brush, used 2, one to apply, the other to detail)

    sanded after each stain coat with 220

    then put the water based gloss finish coat on (3 applications, sanded lightly with 220 after each again)

    let that sit for about a day, then sanded LIGHTLY with 220 grain on any ruff spots

    then I touched up the blueing witha B&C blueing pen
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    I had also re-blued the gun in months earlier

    my co-owner wants me to do our persian mauser next :hsd:
     
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    footratfunkface New Member

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    i'd love my enfield to be that honey color. right now, it's a 62-year-old shit-brown.
     
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    yeah, I was glad that i only had to do the two grooves and the details by hand, the two darker areas you see in the grooves are that color...no matter how deep i went, the dark color never changed
     
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    which enfield
     
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    it's a No. 4 Mk II. i hate the rear sight. i wish i had a better battle sight than a 300/600 meter peep sight.
     

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