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#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
#34 - OK I'll take some pictures and post em here so anyone can view them 05/30/2013 on Primitive 0
#24 - I just bought and restored a Chinese Type 53 carbine. I can po…  [+] (20 new replies) 05/30/2013 on Primitive 0
#40 - ScottishMinor (05/31/2013) [-]
I bought one for 90 bucks and just got the dirt and grass out of it. It was a bring back with no import marks.
User avatar #44 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Sweet, they're a fun gun I'm very satisfied with mine. I did pay $160 for it though so I'm jealous of you.
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.
#35 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Alright, to start off, here's a full-length picture.

I removed the cosmoline through a process that took several days. First, I put the stock and wood barrel cover in a black plastic garbage bag and let it sit in the hot sun. Every 15 minutes, I would go out and wipe off the cosmoline that had sweated out with a paper towel. I did this over 2 days, and each day it sat out for about 4 hours.

Then I used an antique wood stripper to get the lacquer off. I did 2 coats of stripper to make sure I got all the lacquer off. I chose this stripper because I felt it would be gentle on the wood.

I then let the wood dry in my house for 2 days. I wanted it to be kept at constant temperature and humidity to let the wood dry and solidify while avoiding cracking. I read that it might crack if you heat it too quickly while wet, so I let it dry thoroughly before moving on.

I repeated the black plastic bag process again for one day, about 4 or 5 hours. I basically went until no more cosmoline came out of the wood. After removing the lacquer, I found that I was able to get additional cosmoline out, which was my hypothesis.

After this, I brought it inside and let it dry for one day in my house. I then used a clothes iron and a wet rag to steam out as many of the major dents as possible. I got just about every dent fixed, and I figured I'd go for the scratches in the sanding process.

When it came time to sand, I sanded with a 180 grit sandpaper thoroughly, then repeated with 220 and 400 so that the wood was satin-smooth. I removed all the minor scratches, so at this point there were only a couple scratches on the whole rifle (they were deep and unavoidable, and I think they add character).

I then stained with Minwax brand finish. I believe it was #255, but you can pick whatever color you like. 255 matched the original color the best. I applied 3 coats using the directions on the bottle. I then applied 4 coats of Minwax Tung Oil Finish to achieve the result shown.
#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
#26 - whiterabbitradio (05/30/2013) [-]
I would be very interested.
User avatar #34 - paintplayer (05/30/2013) [-]
OK I'll take some pictures and post em here so anyone can view them
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Yeah dude, look up the lyrics to hakuna matata
User avatar #11 - paintplayer (05/31/2013) [-]
Oh jeez I just realized it I didn't even have to look it up. Duh haha whoops
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He lives in gun heaven where he can shoot whatever he wants whenever he wants with unlimited ammo.
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So he lives in Liberty City?
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yeah Liberty City.
Tennessee.
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its going backs and forth now, there is hope
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#326 - vaginismus (05/26/2013) [-]
Okay, so you obviously can't read, because I just said a few comments previous that I've seeked help. Also, keep your homophobic statements to yourself, please.

Even though mind illnesses have a lot to do with brain chemistry, it's still not comparable to physical diseases. Medication is only a helping factor, not the treatment. For god's sake, kindly shut up and research this stuff because you obviously know nothing. This discussion is unnecessary and over.
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#320 - vaginismus (05/26/2013) [-]
What the hell are you talking about? Mental and physical diseases are in no way comparable, so don't even try to make sense of the bullshit you spouted. And exactly how did you come to the conclusion that I've given up? Can you read?
User avatar #324 - paintplayer (05/26/2013) [-]
Keep your italics to your self, drama queen. They're absolutely comparable. Medical conditions needing treatment. This is the same problem we have with homosexuality, people trying to "accommodate their differences" rather than look for a cure. Here's my stand on depression: either seek help or stop beating around the bush and just kill yourself already.
#326 - vaginismus (05/26/2013) [-]
Okay, so you obviously can't read, because I just said a few comments previous that I've seeked help. Also, keep your homophobic statements to yourself, please.

Even though mind illnesses have a lot to do with brain chemistry, it's still not comparable to physical diseases. Medication is only a helping factor, not the treatment. For god's sake, kindly shut up and research this stuff because you obviously know nothing. This discussion is unnecessary and over.
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