View Full Version : Mosin M38 and shellac

03-06-2010, 7:29 PM
I just got a Mosin M38 from 1941, and noticed that while the wood was in a good condition (for a Big 5 Mosin), there was no shellac on it. The stock doesn't look refinished, either. My theory is that they cut a lot of corners in 1941. My girlfriend's theory is that, since shellac is used in food production and is edible, it was probably licked off by a starving Soviet soldier.

Any other ideas? :)

03-06-2010, 10:40 PM
I wonder how many Calgunners have licked there own Mosin's...?? And....by the way...there's no shame in it if its your own Mosin...nope. Licking someone elses Mosin....?? Thats all bad.

03-06-2010, 10:55 PM
Maybe a drunk russian factory worker that was supposed to shellac it drank all the shellac thinking it was vodka so he could'lt shellac it and make it all shellacky...? lol, I dunno...maybe your GF is right, I think you should make her lick your "Mosin" and maybe she could tell you!