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Old 06-22-2012, 09:01 AM
Rick the Librarian Rick the Librarian is offline
 
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Lol!!!
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:04 PM
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Here's the one I picked up about a year ago. Not NEAR as nice as bd1023's, but a "been there, done that" look to it that I like.
You have a nice rifle.

Back when I bought the rifle I posted a pic on a well known forum. All the purist said value of the rifle was degraded because they believed it had been refinished and some type of finish was added.

As they say, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:43 PM
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Here's the one I picked up about a year ago. Not NEAR as nice as bd1023's, but a "been there, done that" look to it that I like.

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Now I like that one better. Nice original pine tar finish. Now I think I need to shop for another M28. Having some sellers remorse. At local shows they're kind of under the collector radar, hiding amongst the flood of other mosins.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:12 PM
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pine tar finish?
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:55 PM
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pine tar finish?
Original pre-war finish on most Finns was a concoction of pine tar and who knows what else.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:58 PM
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Original pre-war finish on most Finns was a concoction of pine tar and who knows what else.
cool....looks like BLO to me haha
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:29 PM
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cool....looks like BLO to me haha
They were often coated with BLO post war or on this side of the ocean. The black worked into the summerwood gives the pine tar away. You also see it on vintage scandianavian woodwork, especially farm tools and horse/oxen cartage. Was a favorite coating for the Sauna bench. Very impervious to water and durable, but it is subject to drying. There's a few threads devoted to restoring the finish on SR.com.
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