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Old 03-06-2012, 8:11 AM
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Default Samco Persian Mauser "no blue" refinish

The topic of Samco "no bluing" 98/29 Persian Mausers seems to be hot right now on a few milsurp sites. A few years ago I bought three of them with the intention of having them refinished. I've had two of them reblued and had the stocks refinished and am getting ready to send off the remaining one.

I've already posted pics of the first one that came back here:
http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/vie...p?f=29&t=59057

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This is what the rifles looked like when they arrived from Samco;



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Looks like you did a "great job" on cleaning that rifle up. Nice definition. You brought the beauty out that old rifle. Again, "great job".
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Old 03-07-2012, 7:41 AM
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Thanks, jarhead. I wish I could take credit for the work.

The reblue was done by Mark Waldo at Blue Ridge Bluing http://www.blueridgebluing.com/. He does excellent work and is very reasonably priced.

The stock refinishing was done by Larry Winslow at Reissued Surplus Rifles http://www.reissuedsurplusrifles.com/. Larry also does great work.
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They still look nice. Next time when you need some restoration work, send them my way.
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These rifles represent a great opportunity. There seems to be little or no wear to the metal and the stocks are much better than average for an 80+ year-old military rifle. The bores are incredible


The finish appears to have been damaged by a strong chemical that was probably being used in a misguided attempt to clean off the cosmoline.

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These rifles represent a great opportunity. There seems to be little or no wear to the metal and the stocks are much better than average for an 80+ year-old military rifle. The bores are incredible



The finish appears to have been damaged by a strong chemical that was probably being used in a misguided attempt to clean off the cosmoline.
Saw one of these shoot at the gun club a year ago. It had been converted to 8mm-06 and the owner was obviously good at reloading. Scoped, he shot a group at 100 yards that a quarter would have covered, and I am not exagerrating, and I saw him do it real time. I don't have the inclination to do a project with these, but others with timemoneypassion might.
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Old 03-07-2012, 8:15 AM
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I believe you Paul. I have shot one of my refinished Persians with iron sights and cheapo Prvi 8x57 ammo with good results. I have problems with the triangular/reverse triangular sights, but the rifle did well.

When I got it all put back together, after half dozen rounds, either me or the rifle settled down and put the last 5 rounds into a group of about 3-4" @ 200 yards




I took it out on another day and fired the target on the left at 100 yards. Later, I fired a second string and was a little disappointed because the group had opened up (shown on the right). Both groups shot with Prvi 196 grain sp's.

As I was packing up, noticed that the front barrel band had somehow come loose and slipped forward on the bayo lug. I think this caused to second group to open up a bit.


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I also have an original condition Persian that someone had put a scope base on. Bore is in about the same condition as my other Persians.


I finished it off with a 10 x 40 Bushnell scope



Put 5 "regular " Prvi rounds into a target at 50 yards


And then put 7 "Match" Prvi rounds into a target at 100 yards


First one went low, second one went high, then 5 in the middle.

I think that Reloading will help shrink the group, as will some kind of cheek rest. I had more of a "chin weld" than a "cheek weld". I think my "refinished" Persians would do about the same as this one...they are all in about the same condition now.

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wow those are looking good. I just took out my persian mauser for the first time last week. thing shoots like a dream. at 100 yards, hit my target almost every time just using the irons!
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Nice rifles!
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