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by bobvz
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Vz 24 with potential German markings.
Replies: 14
Views: 13050

Re: Vz 24 with potential German markings.

I am almost 100% positive that is a Mitchell's Mauser K98k made up from parts and force matched. Real K98k's had blued bolts. Bolt bend looks to be K98a which were not blued. Not collectible. But a nice shooter.
by bobvz
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: How to do an Aged Oil Finish
Replies: 3
Views: 6218

Re: How to do an Aged Oil Finish

nice tutorial. for birch i would recommend a 50:50 shellac/methyl alcohol sealer(spit) coat prior to staining. birch has a real nasty habit of staining splotchy due to open pores. the spit coat will seal these and allow nice even stain penetration. after the sealing coat just give it a quick rub wit...
by bobvz
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Crossbolt Setback
Replies: 4
Views: 3885

Re: Crossbolt Setback

frankly i dont see setback. it appears the crossbolt mortise was a tad lower than the top of the crossbolt leaving some wood on top. you need to smoke the recoil lug on the receiver and determine how well it contacts the recoil lug first. you may not have an issue. you could spot in the receiver and...
by bobvz
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Recommendation for AK finish or coating
Replies: 1
Views: 3403

Re: Recommendation for AK finish or coating

The period correct finish would be a hot salts blue. If you want to do it yourself then a rust blue is your best bet.

Bob
www.rustblue.com
by bobvz
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Hand guard Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 7955

Re: Hand guard Repair

You could fix it that way but it would be way less labor intensive just to use a filled epoxy. Remove any rotted wood and get back to something solid. Clean with acetone. Using coarse sandpaper sand a piece of scrap hardwood until you have about 1/2 tsp of sawdust. Get some Devcon 45 min set epoxy (...
by bobvz
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: M96 bolt in K98... FOUND MY ANSWER
Replies: 1
Views: 4162

Re: M96 bolt in K98... FOUND MY ANSWER

Nope. For a number of reasons, the greatest that the Swede bolt is too short.
by bobvz
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 18591

Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

Yes as we have seen with Mosins shellac flakes badly. That makes sense. Thanks for the corroboration from your friend. When you use shellac as a sealer rather than a top finish it's benefits can be seen in improved stain regulation and water resistance. It also is resistant to oil, aiding in the pre...
by bobvz
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 18591

Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

This is the first I've heard of the Swedish stock makers combining shellac and BLO in many years of collecting Swedes. It's not mentioned in Crown Jewels or House of Karlina. I have my doubts but I'll run it by a couple of collector buddies of mine. Could you please cite your reference? I didn't sa...
by bobvz
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 18591

Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

Pratt and Lambert Tonetic is as good an oil stain as I've seen. Pigments ground much finer than Minwax. As stated I think you can make a good stain using linssed oil, turpentine or mineral spirits and 844 industrial colorants. I've worked in all aspects of the paint industry for 44 years, 33 of the...
by bobvz
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 18591

Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

I've read that about other stains being better than minwax. I guess I just use what is available locally. Maybe some of the hobby stores might have those others. Please share some name brands I can look for. Thanks. If you want to "roll your own" then Grumbacher's Oil Colors ground in linseed oil c...
by bobvz
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 18591

Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

Here is a bunch of pics: https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVvaBSnFZ2ykARuInnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=Swedish+Ljungman+Images&fr=yhs-mozilla-004&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-004 Looks like everything from blonde to nut brown. Take your choice....
by bobvz
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)
Replies: 27
Views: 18591

Re: Original stock wood color for the Swedes (bolt actions and semi's)

Here is a bunch of pics: https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVvaBSnFZ2ykARuInnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=Swedish+Ljungman+Images&fr=yhs-mozilla-004&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-004 Looks like everything from blonde to nut brown. Take your choice. ...
by bobvz
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: K98 stock oil?
Replies: 12
Views: 12677

Re: K98 stock oil?

I wouldn't do jack to it. Leave it be. Looks fine and original. The red glue laminated stocks used a phenolic(plastic) resin to glue the layers together. This pretty much impregnates most of the wood with plastic.
by bobvz
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Mauser bolt bending service?
Replies: 6
Views: 6605

Re: Mauser bolt bending service?

Sounds like a good deal but make sure the cocking cam is protected from the heat and won't cause issues. Also make sure the bolt root is re-hardened so it won't gall when opening the bolt for primary extraction.
by bobvz
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Mauser bolt bending service?
Replies: 6
Views: 6605

Re: Mauser bolt bending service?

Often times it is better to start with a straight bolt and go from there. Your bolt would have to be first straightened then bent again. Stripped bolt bodies are relatively cheap. I would advise buying a K98k bolt body if it is suitable for your project. They have the bend you want. Then transfer th...

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