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Old 12-12-2012, 5:15 PM
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Default Correct finish for a Chinese Mosin?

I have one of those Chinese M-44 copies and the thing had been degreased before I bought and cleaned the wood. So now I'm wondering what would be a correct finish for the stock.

Did they use the same finish as the Soviet M-44?
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yup they had a shellac finish.
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Even with the reddish color? The chinese was pretty dark when I got it, I thought maybe they had used a dark finish, unless that was all dirt and cosmo.
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the wood on the T53 is very soft and easily soaks up dirt and oils. I suspect it originally was a ALOT lighter.
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the wood on the T53 is very soft and easily soaks up dirt and oils. I suspect it originally was a ALOT lighter.
I'm not sure what the actual finish is but i would think some kind of shellac.

Factory fresh T53 stocks are very nice with light blonde/orange tones.
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