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Old 06-22-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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And The Journey Begins

I am about to embark on my first weapon refinish. I am going to document every step with pics for your enjoyment (or boredom) but I will not take up a lot of bandwith from this site out of courtesy to the owner. Instead I will post a link to a Photobucket album in which I will update with a new post to this thread. So for starters I will show the rifle in a before state and highlight the problem areas.
http://photobucket.com/MarlinGlenfieldProject
Sorry for the quality of these first few pics. They were taken with my cell phone.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:21 AM   #2
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This should be interesting. Good luck.
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Looking forward to it Kenny. Good luck !
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:51 PM   #4
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http://photobucket.com/MarlinGlenfieldProjectUpdate:
Posted disassembly pics.
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Good Luck Kenny!!!
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Wonderful, I have been thinking about doing this reciently as well.
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Hey Kenny,
what finish did you decide to go with?

I tried to look at your pics, but wants a password....


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Hey Kenny,
what finish did you decide to go with?

I tried to look at your pics, but wants a password....


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I'm sorry about the password, I will change the settings so you can view them, must have made them private by mistake.
I haven't decided yet. I got the stock stripped down to bare wood and the metal is in process of being de-rusted.
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Pics back up. Sorry about that.
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Nice.... I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes.

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On the stock, I have decided to do something special that will probably take me some time doing. I'm not going to spill the beans, but I think it will make for a special presentation and a nice heirloom to pass down to my daughter.
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Now I can't wait to see what you do there. I always liked doing custom stock work, it is a special touch, I think.

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i was really torn when i refinished the Mosin stock. i mean, really, they are a throw away gun. but i finally went with no stain/shellac and only the lightest of sanding to keep the dings and markings.. I like the "character" it gives.
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UPDATE: I have finished the barrel and receiver along with trigger guard and sights. Click on the link in my original post if you'd like a peek. I did some research and others have had success with paint so I sanded the barrel down to bare metal and used an automotive rust reformer primer that eliminates and prohibits rust and an automotive paint and clearcoat. A coworker who has painted his rifles used this same procedure has had great results and are still in great condition after years of usage. So I figured I'd give it a try.
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All that is left to do is stain and clearcoat. Then cure for 72 hours then assemble, take photos and shoot the crap out of it. It will be like I got a new toy.
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