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#2 - Second gmail picture  [+] (7 new replies) 06/02/2013 on Art Project 0
#3 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
DeviantArt picture
#4 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
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#6 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
I think this one was the most popular, credit to my friend for this.
User avatar #13 - takeaseat (06/02/2013) [-]
I'm so hot
#9 - xxangelisxx (06/02/2013) [-]
10/10
#7 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
#1 - Here's the proof, I'll add the sketches to this comment thread too.  [+] (8 new replies) 06/02/2013 on Art Project 0
#2 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
Second gmail picture
#3 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
DeviantArt picture
#4 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
#5 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
#6 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
I think this one was the most popular, credit to my friend for this.
User avatar #13 - takeaseat (06/02/2013) [-]
I'm so hot
#9 - xxangelisxx (06/02/2013) [-]
10/10
#7 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
#4679201 - Me too 06/02/2013 on retard forum +1
#3 - Picture 06/02/2013 on I Like Art Projects 0
#2 - Picture 06/02/2013 on I Like Art Projects 0
#1 - Picture  [+] (2 new replies) 06/02/2013 on I Like Art Projects 0
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#4678988 - That game is righteous. I drew this for you 06/02/2013 on retard forum 0
#4678974 - Picture 06/02/2013 on retard forum 0
#4678935 - I have the banner  [+] (2 new replies) 06/02/2013 on retard forum 0
User avatar #4678943 - levchenko (06/02/2013) [-]
дщи yes lov ir
User avatar #4678942 - zekeon (06/02/2013) [-]
'ey das mine.
#4678348 - Good riddance 06/02/2013 on retard forum +2
#53 - I surely will. I plan to shoot tomorrow but they just implemen…  [+] (1 new reply) 06/02/2013 on Primitive 0
User avatar #54 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
awesome
#167 - The only two I knew were petrichor and tines. I feel like inte… 06/02/2013 on Names. +1
#51 - Thanks, it's my pleasure. And I have a 440 spam can of Bulgari…  [+] (3 new replies) 06/02/2013 on Primitive 0
User avatar #52 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
nice
your gonna have t throw up some pics of the groupings once you get out shooting
User avatar #53 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
I surely will. I plan to shoot tomorrow but they just implemented some new safety briefing requirement as of today so I don't know if they'll let me shoot or if I have to schedule a time frame to receive the briefing. If I can shoot I'll definitely post pictures though.
User avatar #54 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
awesome
#11 - Oh jeez I just realized it I didn't even have to look it up. D… 05/31/2013 on Hakuna Metata 0
#14 - Lol gay  [+] (1 new reply) 05/31/2013 on Wisdom +28
User avatar #20 - osimonmagus (05/31/2013) [-]
Found the basement dweller.
#48 - True that, and yeah I'm impressed with how these bores come cl… 05/31/2013 on Primitive 0
#44 - Sweet, they're a fun gun I'm very satisfied with mine. I did p…  [+] (3 new replies) 05/31/2013 on Primitive 0
User avatar #46 - ScottishMinor (05/31/2013) [-]
The only thing bad about it is that the stock is beat up real bad, the bayonet is real rusty and and the bore was at dark as a black cat in a chicago alley way. Finally got the bore decent and cleaned out the straw or what used to be grass and dirt out of it. It shoots pretty decent too. Too bad you can't tough a type 53 or M44 with that much money anymore.
User avatar #48 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
True that, and yeah I'm impressed with how these bores come clean. I used a brush with Hoppe's #9 solvent and a couple dozen patches drenched in it and then took a peak and everything is pretty pristine.
User avatar #47 - ScottishMinor (05/31/2013) [-]
*Touch.
#43 - Finally, here's a comparison of the bolt and magazine area. St…  [+] (5 new replies) 05/31/2013 on Primitive +1
User avatar #50 - lolzponies (06/01/2013) [-]
pretty rifles
thank you for keeping a chunk of history in good condition
and using it on the range (I hope)
User avatar #51 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
Thanks, it's my pleasure. And I have a 440 spam can of Bulgarian surplus that I'm gonna feed mine and my friend also has one he's going to feed his so they will definitely see a lot of range time.
User avatar #52 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
nice
your gonna have t throw up some pics of the groupings once you get out shooting
User avatar #53 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
I surely will. I plan to shoot tomorrow but they just implemented some new safety briefing requirement as of today so I don't know if they'll let me shoot or if I have to schedule a time frame to receive the briefing. If I can shoot I'll definitely post pictures though.
User avatar #54 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
awesome
#42 - Here's a quick side-by-side to compare the finishes. Again, mi…  [+] (6 new replies) 05/31/2013 on Primitive +1
#43 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Finally, here's a comparison of the bolt and magazine area. Still mine on the left, his on the right. Mine looks a little darker, partially because of the lighting, but partially because of the oiling and buffing. My trigger is also in the shot, so you can see what the bluing looks like using that Birchwood Casey kit. His has a bit of rust by the pin on the magazine. Mine had some as well, and it had progressed to some fairly severe pitting on the pin itself. I was able to knock the majority of it off, and I think it is under control. If i notice it degrading, I'll pull it apart and redo it. You can also see his major dent just under the bolt handle; that could probably be handled with the iron steaming method.

I hope you guys enjoyed, and please don't hesitate to contact me via this thread or a message if you have any additional questions or comments.
User avatar #50 - lolzponies (06/01/2013) [-]
pretty rifles
thank you for keeping a chunk of history in good condition
and using it on the range (I hope)
User avatar #51 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
Thanks, it's my pleasure. And I have a 440 spam can of Bulgarian surplus that I'm gonna feed mine and my friend also has one he's going to feed his so they will definitely see a lot of range time.
User avatar #52 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
nice
your gonna have t throw up some pics of the groupings once you get out shooting
User avatar #53 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
I surely will. I plan to shoot tomorrow but they just implemented some new safety briefing requirement as of today so I don't know if they'll let me shoot or if I have to schedule a time frame to receive the briefing. If I can shoot I'll definitely post pictures though.
User avatar #54 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
awesome
#41 - Here you can see my rifle on the left, his on the right. I hav…  [+] (7 new replies) 05/31/2013 on Primitive +1
#42 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Here's a quick side-by-side to compare the finishes. Again, mine on the left, his on the right.
#43 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Finally, here's a comparison of the bolt and magazine area. Still mine on the left, his on the right. Mine looks a little darker, partially because of the lighting, but partially because of the oiling and buffing. My trigger is also in the shot, so you can see what the bluing looks like using that Birchwood Casey kit. His has a bit of rust by the pin on the magazine. Mine had some as well, and it had progressed to some fairly severe pitting on the pin itself. I was able to knock the majority of it off, and I think it is under control. If i notice it degrading, I'll pull it apart and redo it. You can also see his major dent just under the bolt handle; that could probably be handled with the iron steaming method.

I hope you guys enjoyed, and please don't hesitate to contact me via this thread or a message if you have any additional questions or comments.
User avatar #50 - lolzponies (06/01/2013) [-]
pretty rifles
thank you for keeping a chunk of history in good condition
and using it on the range (I hope)
User avatar #51 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
Thanks, it's my pleasure. And I have a 440 spam can of Bulgarian surplus that I'm gonna feed mine and my friend also has one he's going to feed his so they will definitely see a lot of range time.
User avatar #52 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
nice
your gonna have t throw up some pics of the groupings once you get out shooting
User avatar #53 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
I surely will. I plan to shoot tomorrow but they just implemented some new safety briefing requirement as of today so I don't know if they'll let me shoot or if I have to schedule a time frame to receive the briefing. If I can shoot I'll definitely post pictures though.
User avatar #54 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
awesome
#39 - These are the bolts from our rifles. I am holding my bolt on t…  [+] (8 new replies) 05/31/2013 on Primitive +1
#41 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Here you can see my rifle on the left, his on the right. I have installed an aftermarket cleaning rod in mine, and his is in the package on the right. Neither rifle came equipped with the original cleaning rod, since they were both put together piecemeal and put in arsenals. The cleaning rod helps to protect the underside of the rifle, which is delicate because of the way the wood is milled out to accommodate the cleaning rod. Installing the rod prevents blowout of this delicate wood. I got these rods for about 8 bucks plus shipping on Amazon, and if you only get one accessory for your M44 or Type 53, make it this piece. It will protect your investment.
#42 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Here's a quick side-by-side to compare the finishes. Again, mine on the left, his on the right.
#43 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Finally, here's a comparison of the bolt and magazine area. Still mine on the left, his on the right. Mine looks a little darker, partially because of the lighting, but partially because of the oiling and buffing. My trigger is also in the shot, so you can see what the bluing looks like using that Birchwood Casey kit. His has a bit of rust by the pin on the magazine. Mine had some as well, and it had progressed to some fairly severe pitting on the pin itself. I was able to knock the majority of it off, and I think it is under control. If i notice it degrading, I'll pull it apart and redo it. You can also see his major dent just under the bolt handle; that could probably be handled with the iron steaming method.

I hope you guys enjoyed, and please don't hesitate to contact me via this thread or a message if you have any additional questions or comments.
User avatar #50 - lolzponies (06/01/2013) [-]
pretty rifles
thank you for keeping a chunk of history in good condition
and using it on the range (I hope)
User avatar #51 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
Thanks, it's my pleasure. And I have a 440 spam can of Bulgarian surplus that I'm gonna feed mine and my friend also has one he's going to feed his so they will definitely see a lot of range time.
User avatar #52 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
nice
your gonna have t throw up some pics of the groupings once you get out shooting
User avatar #53 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
I surely will. I plan to shoot tomorrow but they just implemented some new safety briefing requirement as of today so I don't know if they'll let me shoot or if I have to schedule a time frame to receive the briefing. If I can shoot I'll definitely post pictures though.
User avatar #54 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
awesome
#38 - Here is the stock of my rifle. You can see the difference in c…  [+] (9 new replies) 05/31/2013 on Primitive +1
#39 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
These are the bolts from our rifles. I am holding my bolt on the left, off the carpet because it is well-oiled. You will notice toward the bolt head a fair amount of rust on his bolt. Mine had a little less than that, but there was still rust present on my bolt when I purchased the gun. I removed it with steel wool and oil, then wiped the whole thing clean with some solvent and re-oiled it. The bolt moves smoothly and has little back and forth play, which is a nice surprise for these rifles.

I feel this would be a good time to mention that I personally re-blued some parts of my rifle. I did the trigger assembly and the release underneath the bolt. There are additional areas such as underneath the magazine that I might touch up if I have a lazy afternoon. I used the Birchwood Casey rebluing kit to blue the pieces I did. I had moderate success with it, but there may be others that work better. My pieces came out a little lighter than I would've liked, but it was probably just user error.
#41 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Here you can see my rifle on the left, his on the right. I have installed an aftermarket cleaning rod in mine, and his is in the package on the right. Neither rifle came equipped with the original cleaning rod, since they were both put together piecemeal and put in arsenals. The cleaning rod helps to protect the underside of the rifle, which is delicate because of the way the wood is milled out to accommodate the cleaning rod. Installing the rod prevents blowout of this delicate wood. I got these rods for about 8 bucks plus shipping on Amazon, and if you only get one accessory for your M44 or Type 53, make it this piece. It will protect your investment.
#42 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Here's a quick side-by-side to compare the finishes. Again, mine on the left, his on the right.
#43 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Finally, here's a comparison of the bolt and magazine area. Still mine on the left, his on the right. Mine looks a little darker, partially because of the lighting, but partially because of the oiling and buffing. My trigger is also in the shot, so you can see what the bluing looks like using that Birchwood Casey kit. His has a bit of rust by the pin on the magazine. Mine had some as well, and it had progressed to some fairly severe pitting on the pin itself. I was able to knock the majority of it off, and I think it is under control. If i notice it degrading, I'll pull it apart and redo it. You can also see his major dent just under the bolt handle; that could probably be handled with the iron steaming method.

I hope you guys enjoyed, and please don't hesitate to contact me via this thread or a message if you have any additional questions or comments.
User avatar #50 - lolzponies (06/01/2013) [-]
pretty rifles
thank you for keeping a chunk of history in good condition
and using it on the range (I hope)
User avatar #51 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
Thanks, it's my pleasure. And I have a 440 spam can of Bulgarian surplus that I'm gonna feed mine and my friend also has one he's going to feed his so they will definitely see a lot of range time.
User avatar #52 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
nice
your gonna have t throw up some pics of the groupings once you get out shooting
User avatar #53 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
I surely will. I plan to shoot tomorrow but they just implemented some new safety briefing requirement as of today so I don't know if they'll let me shoot or if I have to schedule a time frame to receive the briefing. If I can shoot I'll definitely post pictures though.
User avatar #54 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
awesome
#37 - This is the stock of my friend's rifle. If you look at the sli…  [+] (10 new replies) 05/31/2013 on Primitive +1
#38 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Here is the stock of my rifle. You can see the difference in color and sheen, and the sling port is all one color. If you run your fingers lightly over the wood, it is silky smooth, as opposed to the other rifle, which is rough and scratched. My rifle originally looked very similar to his rifle, so I am proud of these results. You will also notice that the finish brings out the grain and inconsistencies of the wood, giving the whole piece more intricacy and character.
#39 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
These are the bolts from our rifles. I am holding my bolt on the left, off the carpet because it is well-oiled. You will notice toward the bolt head a fair amount of rust on his bolt. Mine had a little less than that, but there was still rust present on my bolt when I purchased the gun. I removed it with steel wool and oil, then wiped the whole thing clean with some solvent and re-oiled it. The bolt moves smoothly and has little back and forth play, which is a nice surprise for these rifles.

I feel this would be a good time to mention that I personally re-blued some parts of my rifle. I did the trigger assembly and the release underneath the bolt. There are additional areas such as underneath the magazine that I might touch up if I have a lazy afternoon. I used the Birchwood Casey rebluing kit to blue the pieces I did. I had moderate success with it, but there may be others that work better. My pieces came out a little lighter than I would've liked, but it was probably just user error.
#41 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Here you can see my rifle on the left, his on the right. I have installed an aftermarket cleaning rod in mine, and his is in the package on the right. Neither rifle came equipped with the original cleaning rod, since they were both put together piecemeal and put in arsenals. The cleaning rod helps to protect the underside of the rifle, which is delicate because of the way the wood is milled out to accommodate the cleaning rod. Installing the rod prevents blowout of this delicate wood. I got these rods for about 8 bucks plus shipping on Amazon, and if you only get one accessory for your M44 or Type 53, make it this piece. It will protect your investment.
#42 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Here's a quick side-by-side to compare the finishes. Again, mine on the left, his on the right.
#43 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Finally, here's a comparison of the bolt and magazine area. Still mine on the left, his on the right. Mine looks a little darker, partially because of the lighting, but partially because of the oiling and buffing. My trigger is also in the shot, so you can see what the bluing looks like using that Birchwood Casey kit. His has a bit of rust by the pin on the magazine. Mine had some as well, and it had progressed to some fairly severe pitting on the pin itself. I was able to knock the majority of it off, and I think it is under control. If i notice it degrading, I'll pull it apart and redo it. You can also see his major dent just under the bolt handle; that could probably be handled with the iron steaming method.

I hope you guys enjoyed, and please don't hesitate to contact me via this thread or a message if you have any additional questions or comments.
User avatar #50 - lolzponies (06/01/2013) [-]
pretty rifles
thank you for keeping a chunk of history in good condition
and using it on the range (I hope)
User avatar #51 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
Thanks, it's my pleasure. And I have a 440 spam can of Bulgarian surplus that I'm gonna feed mine and my friend also has one he's going to feed his so they will definitely see a lot of range time.
User avatar #52 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
nice
your gonna have t throw up some pics of the groupings once you get out shooting
User avatar #53 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
I surely will. I plan to shoot tomorrow but they just implemented some new safety briefing requirement as of today so I don't know if they'll let me shoot or if I have to schedule a time frame to receive the briefing. If I can shoot I'll definitely post pictures though.
User avatar #54 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
awesome
#36 - Here is a picture compared to my friend's rifle, which has had…  [+] (11 new replies) 05/31/2013 on Primitive +1
#37 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
This is the stock of my friend's rifle. If you look at the sling port, you can see that it still has brass coating and rust in patches on it. Mine didn't have any of the brass, but it did have a little rust. In the next photo you'll see my stock, and you can tell the difference that sanding, staining, steaming, and finishing makes. I think if I were to restore his rifle, I would probably just remove the brass from this sling port to make the color more uniform.
#38 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Here is the stock of my rifle. You can see the difference in color and sheen, and the sling port is all one color. If you run your fingers lightly over the wood, it is silky smooth, as opposed to the other rifle, which is rough and scratched. My rifle originally looked very similar to his rifle, so I am proud of these results. You will also notice that the finish brings out the grain and inconsistencies of the wood, giving the whole piece more intricacy and character.
#39 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
These are the bolts from our rifles. I am holding my bolt on the left, off the carpet because it is well-oiled. You will notice toward the bolt head a fair amount of rust on his bolt. Mine had a little less than that, but there was still rust present on my bolt when I purchased the gun. I removed it with steel wool and oil, then wiped the whole thing clean with some solvent and re-oiled it. The bolt moves smoothly and has little back and forth play, which is a nice surprise for these rifles.

I feel this would be a good time to mention that I personally re-blued some parts of my rifle. I did the trigger assembly and the release underneath the bolt. There are additional areas such as underneath the magazine that I might touch up if I have a lazy afternoon. I used the Birchwood Casey rebluing kit to blue the pieces I did. I had moderate success with it, but there may be others that work better. My pieces came out a little lighter than I would've liked, but it was probably just user error.
#41 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Here you can see my rifle on the left, his on the right. I have installed an aftermarket cleaning rod in mine, and his is in the package on the right. Neither rifle came equipped with the original cleaning rod, since they were both put together piecemeal and put in arsenals. The cleaning rod helps to protect the underside of the rifle, which is delicate because of the way the wood is milled out to accommodate the cleaning rod. Installing the rod prevents blowout of this delicate wood. I got these rods for about 8 bucks plus shipping on Amazon, and if you only get one accessory for your M44 or Type 53, make it this piece. It will protect your investment.
#42 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Here's a quick side-by-side to compare the finishes. Again, mine on the left, his on the right.
#43 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Finally, here's a comparison of the bolt and magazine area. Still mine on the left, his on the right. Mine looks a little darker, partially because of the lighting, but partially because of the oiling and buffing. My trigger is also in the shot, so you can see what the bluing looks like using that Birchwood Casey kit. His has a bit of rust by the pin on the magazine. Mine had some as well, and it had progressed to some fairly severe pitting on the pin itself. I was able to knock the majority of it off, and I think it is under control. If i notice it degrading, I'll pull it apart and redo it. You can also see his major dent just under the bolt handle; that could probably be handled with the iron steaming method.

I hope you guys enjoyed, and please don't hesitate to contact me via this thread or a message if you have any additional questions or comments.
User avatar #50 - lolzponies (06/01/2013) [-]
pretty rifles
thank you for keeping a chunk of history in good condition
and using it on the range (I hope)
User avatar #51 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
Thanks, it's my pleasure. And I have a 440 spam can of Bulgarian surplus that I'm gonna feed mine and my friend also has one he's going to feed his so they will definitely see a lot of range time.
User avatar #52 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
nice
your gonna have t throw up some pics of the groupings once you get out shooting
User avatar #53 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
I surely will. I plan to shoot tomorrow but they just implemented some new safety briefing requirement as of today so I don't know if they'll let me shoot or if I have to schedule a time frame to receive the briefing. If I can shoot I'll definitely post pictures though.
User avatar #54 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
awesome
#35 - Alright, to start off, here's a full-length picture. …  [+] (12 new replies) 05/31/2013 on Primitive +1
#36 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Here is a picture compared to my friend's rifle, which has had nothing done to it. His is on the right, mine on the left, nearest the clips. You can see that his is still quite cloudy in the finish, and that the grain is less pronounced. The additional gloss on my rifle is due to the repeated application of the tung oil finish. Tung oil by itself will not increase the gloss (according to what I've read) but finish containing tung oil will increase gloss with more coats. I also buffed out and de-rusted the bolt and the bolt handle, and the difference is visible in this shot.
#37 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
This is the stock of my friend's rifle. If you look at the sling port, you can see that it still has brass coating and rust in patches on it. Mine didn't have any of the brass, but it did have a little rust. In the next photo you'll see my stock, and you can tell the difference that sanding, staining, steaming, and finishing makes. I think if I were to restore his rifle, I would probably just remove the brass from this sling port to make the color more uniform.
#38 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Here is the stock of my rifle. You can see the difference in color and sheen, and the sling port is all one color. If you run your fingers lightly over the wood, it is silky smooth, as opposed to the other rifle, which is rough and scratched. My rifle originally looked very similar to his rifle, so I am proud of these results. You will also notice that the finish brings out the grain and inconsistencies of the wood, giving the whole piece more intricacy and character.
#39 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
These are the bolts from our rifles. I am holding my bolt on the left, off the carpet because it is well-oiled. You will notice toward the bolt head a fair amount of rust on his bolt. Mine had a little less than that, but there was still rust present on my bolt when I purchased the gun. I removed it with steel wool and oil, then wiped the whole thing clean with some solvent and re-oiled it. The bolt moves smoothly and has little back and forth play, which is a nice surprise for these rifles.

I feel this would be a good time to mention that I personally re-blued some parts of my rifle. I did the trigger assembly and the release underneath the bolt. There are additional areas such as underneath the magazine that I might touch up if I have a lazy afternoon. I used the Birchwood Casey rebluing kit to blue the pieces I did. I had moderate success with it, but there may be others that work better. My pieces came out a little lighter than I would've liked, but it was probably just user error.
#41 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Here you can see my rifle on the left, his on the right. I have installed an aftermarket cleaning rod in mine, and his is in the package on the right. Neither rifle came equipped with the original cleaning rod, since they were both put together piecemeal and put in arsenals. The cleaning rod helps to protect the underside of the rifle, which is delicate because of the way the wood is milled out to accommodate the cleaning rod. Installing the rod prevents blowout of this delicate wood. I got these rods for about 8 bucks plus shipping on Amazon, and if you only get one accessory for your M44 or Type 53, make it this piece. It will protect your investment.
#42 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Here's a quick side-by-side to compare the finishes. Again, mine on the left, his on the right.
#43 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Finally, here's a comparison of the bolt and magazine area. Still mine on the left, his on the right. Mine looks a little darker, partially because of the lighting, but partially because of the oiling and buffing. My trigger is also in the shot, so you can see what the bluing looks like using that Birchwood Casey kit. His has a bit of rust by the pin on the magazine. Mine had some as well, and it had progressed to some fairly severe pitting on the pin itself. I was able to knock the majority of it off, and I think it is under control. If i notice it degrading, I'll pull it apart and redo it. You can also see his major dent just under the bolt handle; that could probably be handled with the iron steaming method.

I hope you guys enjoyed, and please don't hesitate to contact me via this thread or a message if you have any additional questions or comments.
User avatar #50 - lolzponies (06/01/2013) [-]
pretty rifles
thank you for keeping a chunk of history in good condition
and using it on the range (I hope)
User avatar #51 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
Thanks, it's my pleasure. And I have a 440 spam can of Bulgarian surplus that I'm gonna feed mine and my friend also has one he's going to feed his so they will definitely see a lot of range time.
User avatar #52 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
nice
your gonna have t throw up some pics of the groupings once you get out shooting
User avatar #53 - paintplayer (06/02/2013) [-]
I surely will. I plan to shoot tomorrow but they just implemented some new safety briefing requirement as of today so I don't know if they'll let me shoot or if I have to schedule a time frame to receive the briefing. If I can shoot I'll definitely post pictures though.
User avatar #54 - lolzponies (06/02/2013) [-]
awesome
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