I just bought an unissued M39 stock.
pic related-ish, i forgot to save pictures of it before I bought it and the listing is gone. It looks truly unissued, in 100% condition.
Only problem is, like pic related, the wood is bare, no finish at all. How should I finish it to make it look as much like how the Finns would have done it?
too shiny, wont resemble what the Finns would have done
yeah top contender is the 1:1:1 beeswax, turpentine, BLO. was wondering if any anons have done it before
Whatever you do, please research it first.
I don't know how much experience you have with woodworking/finishing, but I always see people here that don't know what the fuck they're doing and it ends up looking terrible.
I would say use a minwax stain, something dark, you can find it at your hardware store. Do three or four coats of that and take your time. Then use a low-gloss polyurethane, four or five thin coats, buffing with fine steel wool between coats.
Pic related is my M44 after I refinished the stock with the above method, but I used a high gloss poly.
>the Finns didn't use them.
The Finns didn't use a lot of things that you're probably going to use to finish this stock. Unless you can find a big tub of surplus varnish that they used in their factories, you're not going to get an authentic finish. Satin polyurethane or low-gloss tung oil will get you where you want to be finish wise. Pic related is a different nugget that I finished with low gloss tung oil.
also while we're at it remember to sand it with fine paper while its wet to close the pores. i think this should be done when doing the coating layers too, cant remember.
anyways, wood are poisonous as fuck, use a mask, or you will literally have a shitty life
You're retarded. Look at the pictures of M39's in this thread. Wood doesn't just come out of a tree looking like that. All wood stocks are finished by some method.
Neither are you, but there is documentation of how they were finished. It also takes a pretty marginal IQ to identify that M39 stocks were indeed finished. You clearly are lacking even that basic observational skill.
you are clearly mentally disabled, here's your reply
Talk to any other serious Mosin collector. The moment you put your own finish on it all collector value is gone. Collectors want every part of the rifle as it left Finland, including the stock.
Assuming you own guns, which I'm sure you don't. Are you an armorer for Glock, or the US military or whatever? You're not. By your logic, it's time to hand in your guns, you clearly have no right to handle them.
he has a spare, BARE stock. there is no inherent collector's value to it. are you seriously this stupid? please tell me you're trolling.
>Collectors want every part of the rifle as it left Finland, including the stock.
It's never been part of a rifle though; it's a spare part.
not cnc but they had machines that controlled it mechanically.
well you could call it cnc only its a mechanical computer
dont know if they used it for stocks but most high precision mass produced machinery used it.
they would use a shape that would be read mechanically and translated into the mill movement.
its pretty fucking cool
That stock clearly has a finish on it.
That's just the way those post-war stock looks.
>but I always see people here that don't know what the fuck they're doing and it ends up looking terrible.
Judging by your picture, you shouldn't be talking.
Here's my refinished Mosin.
I basically sanded the stock with various types of sandpaper and then applied a coat of oil. I took care to just make the wood look better, but not to remove the dents and scratches that it had from use.
I also reblued the metal.
stock i bought doesnt look a thing like my b barrel in a post war stock, guess we'll see when i get it.
what was your rebluing method, looks amazing
nice. I bought some "Tom's Pine Tar mix" 1:1:1 pine tar, turpentine and white wax. There is a video of a guy using it on arctic birch, looks great, and more importantly, authentic.
Postwar M39 stocks usually didnt receive stock finish unless they were one of the ones issued to the conscripts. Anyways, heres my 42 SAKO.
Well you are right about the first bit. Dirty Finn from CO. But if you want to be legit id recommend contacting this company (http://www.tikkurila.com) and see if they can make the rifle stock oil as they made it for the Finnish army as recent as 2012.
Will look into it. This is the pine tar mix on an M39. Looks pretty legit.
Not him, still waiting on the rebluing method. I've used a buffing wheel on my mosin bolts with great success.
I could have polished it even more than I did but its very smooth like this and I didn't want too much of a mirror shine, just a nice clean look to it.
Its fairly close but not close enough. Pine tar was actually used by Finnish soldiers as a Mosquito Repellent. Was also used for water proofing bunkers and that sort. Birch bark and oil was also used alot.
Heres a Finnish soldier with a pine tar bottle on his belt. Raate Road in 1941.
Do what i did with my AK
Fuck off nigger
Trying to get bluing tips from that one anon
>implying you're not a mellineal
That's fucking terrible