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Old 05-14-2011, 7:13 PM
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Default Mosin stock restoration - Citristrip is awesome!

My 1933 izzy mosin was caked in cosmolene and i just couldnt stand the smell and the texture. So I tried steaming and using simple green in my mosin stock, and it was slow and required a destructive level of scraping and sanding. So before I got too far along, I bought some citristrip and it took the shellac off in 5 minutes. It just washed right off! The wood is stained in some areas around the receiver, below the barrel and the hand guard, but otherwise it's blond and doesn't look at all like what i would expect a 80+ year old
Stock to look like.
Don't use easy off or any harsh chemicals - give this stuff a try! I'll post pics of the stock when it's completed.
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Old 05-14-2011, 7:59 PM
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Citristrip is great. i used it when i redid my RC 98ks. pleasant smell too
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Old 05-14-2011, 8:10 PM
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Sounds wonderful!
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Old 05-14-2011, 9:25 PM
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It did a pretty decent job on my AK wood, too. Going to try it on an old shotgun, next.
Actually I only started collecting Milsurps 3 years ago. I think I might own about 24...They're cheaper than guns that will most likely never get the opportunity to kill somebody...

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Old 05-14-2011, 9:42 PM
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The smell is important. I don't want to handle something that's disgusting (cosmolene) or toxic (stain, lacquer)
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Old 05-15-2011, 5:49 AM
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I dunno' stain and laquer always smelled like money in the bank to me. Of course I'm painter.... I have customers that agree with you however...
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Old 05-15-2011, 8:59 AM
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I love the smell of old Mosins in the morning........
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