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    definitely an improvement over the "bubba" paint job. Hopefully I will get a chance to shoot it this week!
    1000% improvement over the paint job. Nice work! she looks beautiful.
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    Thanks, I had some good advice! Now I just hope it shoots!

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    I stripped all of mine Mosin 91/30 and an M44 and went straight BLOicon (boiled linseed oil) lots of coats required in my opinion better than stain/paint or that nasty red shellac, That is MY OPINION. Did the same to my Steyr M95 and Steyr Budapest, got rid of stains and BLOicon my Arisakas are next. BLO has proven to be athe best wood finish. MY OPINION

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steyr Man 146 View Post
    I stripped all of mine Mosin 91/30 and an M44 and went straight BLOicon (boiled linseed oil) lots of coats required in my opinion better than stain/paint or that nasty red shellac, That is MY OPINION. Did the same to my Steyr M95 and Steyr Budapest, got rid of stains and BLOicon my Arisakas are next. BLO has proven to be athe best wood finish. MY OPINION
    It has worked well on the rifles I have used it on. I dont use it on my collectible milsurps unless it was the original finish that came in the rifle. I wouldn't use it on an Arisakaicon if that rifle has the orginal Japanese finish since you can't replicate it. For non-milsurp rifles, I use it all the time since it is really good looking and feels great. This Mosin was definitely "bubba" painted and based upon what I could learn, BLO was the closest to the original pre-war Mosin finish.


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    Step away from teh Arisakas!

    If yours have a "reddish hue", and are in overall "excellent" condition, with the timber slightly rough, they are likely as "original" as you will get.

    The Japaneseicon used Potassium Permanganate (Condy's Crystals) as a fungicide on a LOT of their woodwork, hence the "reddish hue".

    Most people see Arisakas that are pretty much "black", but that is a result of a lot of "fondling in the field" and being outdoors in "interesting places". Being tossed into piles for decades in dodgy warehouses, post war probably didn't help, either.

    Apparently, they also played with Teak as a furniture; tough as old boots but harder to work and somewhat denser than Walnut.

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