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Old 12-24-2017, 11:41 AM
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Default Re-stamping a legitimate stock

Recently friends and i were discussing an interesting subject and wondered what our forum members think. The subject discussed was (assuming one had the proper stamp). Would this be considered a "fake" if you have an existing legitimately stock but with a badly worn cartuse to restamp that stock with the same original cartuse?? Most were of the opinion that one should not do this at all, while some thought only if this was made known to a potential buyer for instance. A few were on the opinion that if the stock is real and legitimate then your only "repairing" it. Much like repairing a dented fender on your auto. Same finder, just new paint.
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Old 12-24-2017, 11:49 AM
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1. It's fake.

2. It ruins the stock.

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Old 12-24-2017, 12:21 PM
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Once done can not be undone. Even a faint "cartouche" stock has more value than a re-stamp. The big problem is the new stamps are not correct to the original.
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Old 12-24-2017, 12:44 PM
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1. It's fake.

2. It ruins the stock.

IMHO

First post nails it................. FPNI.
Don't do it................

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Old 12-24-2017, 01:05 PM
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I totally agree with all of you!! I would NEVER do it. All of my friends are honest guys and we all agreed in the end that this would never be a good practice.
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Old 12-26-2017, 06:50 PM
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Don't do it. It would be a fake
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Old 12-27-2017, 11:18 AM
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Videotape it (if the case be like a recent poster said, he has a stock with legit markings' remnants, left after sanding attempt)
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Old 12-27-2017, 11:26 AM
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Stop fixing it.
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Old 12-27-2017, 12:21 PM
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Why would you want to?
If you just want it to look all sharp and neat, go buy any old stock and stamp it up.
If you want it to be original, it already is!
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:57 PM
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I totally agree with all of you!! I would NEVER do it. All of my friends are honest guys and we all agreed in the end that this would never be a good practice.
Hmmm. 84 minutes ago you weren't so sure

Collecting milsurps is a hobby of interpretation.
  • There are some who take the approach that it should be left as you acquired it, with only reversible preservation conducted. This group probably considers shooting a milsurp to be a sin. The mere mention of anything against their doctrine will make Antifa seem like passivists.
  • Others suggest restoration representing a specific point (a very debatable point) in it's past is acceptable, including replacing parts, correcting, repairing, etc. Somewhere in this school of thought, enhancing original cartouches exists, for some people. Adding cartouches where none existed prior is also seen here.
  • Yet another group is OK with tacticalizing and "improving" milsurps with overmolded stocks, rails and duracoat. Most might not call these "collectors".
  • Vintage snipers; a unique sub-section. Must adhere to some rules; but locating a bubba gun and using it is much preferred over shooting an original.

My point is that "collecting" is a very wide definition and there are people of all extremes share the CMP arena.

My 1st milsurp was a $32 Mosin Nagant (1995) I bought because it was ugly and looked like a cheap way to practice refinishing. I stripped and sanded, stained, reblued and polished, replaces screws and gave it many coats of polyurethane. I was then infected with milsurpitis and have owned dozens of Mosins among others. I keep this one, as is, as a reminder of where I started. Nothing about that process here:
http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=158125

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