StefanoM68: LOL a Vodka shot before starting job ! Perfect !!
Justin Johnson: Will you list the chemicals you used to remove all the Cosmo' and the stain
as well I just got my mosin and I want to do the same thing
Captain Moroni: Thanks Malro67!! Awesome video and thank you for the good work. I
absolutely like the finished results!! Thanks for the video brother!!! (I
had to 10-3 the Vodka though... lol)
ladefreakndah: The wood wasn't stained. Mosins were finished over with a shellac mixed
with a red alcohol based dye. That's why the woods lighter where the
shellac flaked off. Shellac was used because it was easy to remove with
alcohol so the arsenal could steam dents out, touch up, or make other
Btw it's called quadruple-ought or 4-ought steel wool. It's the most
abrassive thing to use on the stock just to knock the hairs off after
rapidly drying it with a blow dryer. Anything harsher will change the
dimensions of the wood which is bad. Because it's dead. It ain't growing
dalton vickers: great job, be proud of yourself, you did good for first time. Good lookin'
Larry Barker: Hey guys, I'm very much into guns and starting to refinish my old Mosin,
but I am also a Paranormal Investigator. Check out the EVP at 4.56-4.58.
Believe it says 'Help'. 'I'm a Bastard' or something similar. Can't believe
nobody else pointed this out.
Born2befree: Very nice
Nicolas Jimenez: I don't know if I should have but I picked up my mosin Saturday and cleaned
it today. My method of cleaning you ask ? I have a very unique process
complex you can say. I took the rifle apart, starting with the stock I just
took a sponge and soap along with hot water and scrubbed it down. Rinsed it
off (was like Brand new, no cosmoline at all) dried it with a towel, then
took a thin rag put some gun oil on it and coated the stock with oil. I did
the same with the other wooden part below the barrel along with the
cleaning rod.next I took the magazine part and placed it in boiling water
took it out scrubbed it and repeated that several times. Then wiped it down
with dry cloth, then put a layer of oil. The bolt I just wiped down with
dry cloth and oiled it. Now the barrel I cleaned with soap and water along
with a sponge and then put a layer of oil. Put it back together and put
another layer of oil all over it in every little area (may I remind you I
just abused the rifle with soap and water). Lastly I gently wiped away and
excess oil and there is NO cosmoline what so ever. Took me about 30
minutes. Rifle looks great. The reason I put this is for anyone else trying
to clean there mosin. The bolt is soo smooth and trigger pull is like an
Jordan Obrastoff: I have the brass fixtures as well. Same story, the only one in the store
with them, thought it looked nice (I'm a big steampunk fan). Stood out like
a one-eared puppy.
Matt Caldwell: nice your wife helped out, my wife says....your on your own sweetie
Gary39heli: Nice job !
Nathan Bright: The steel wool is often referred to as "triple aught" or "quadruple aught"
the rifle looks great!
Brian Walsingham: Great job and what a transformation. I'm about to purchase my first MN
91-30 and after seeing this vid I'm thinking about refinishing it.
Sir Masteryan: looks beautiful
Eric Boff: Great video! I also am suscribed to iraqveteran8888. You did an awesome
job on the rifle! Hoping mine turns out the same, should arive in about a
seabaas: lol , "hundred dollar gun about to look like a hundred and twenty dollar
Joshua Wells: Very nice Mosin! You do have a rare, hard to find Mosin with the brass. I
lmao... I subscribed after you took the shot of Vodka! RA!
azrwilkinson: That looks fantastic! Just bought my first one today and I am wanting to
refurbish it as well. Thanks for the detail and info. Maybe see you
sometime in AZ.
xzqzq: Nice job of refinishing the stock. How does the rifle shoot ?
Mrbuttons aug: beautiful weapon
Hatchet69th: Phenomenal job my friend thanks for the tips!!
Auszug21: actually my 1944 91/30 had those brass caps as well but for some reason
they were painted black or dipped in something black it was pretty thick
eaglesfan19029: yes. The Krud Kleaner seeps into the wood and takes out the cosmoline and
the original finish. That's why you see later in the vid he re-stains the
wood and applies a clear coat.
1bls: you got me thinking about refinishing my M91.
Ron Rinaldi: Hey bro, I know you and found a video from you while I was looking up
refinishing a Mosin Nagant I just picked up. We got to go shoot together! I
saw you have old mutual friend sof mine without mentioning names, like MR B!
miataguy94: your was refurbished just like mine :) i was relieved when i found out the
meaning on the crossed sqaure on the stock
malro67: @RedSoxBowHunter its probably just the lighting, the blue on this gun was
already in excellent condition so it really wasn't necessary. thanks for
malro67: @StraightArrow88 the trick with the staining isn't how many coats you
apply, its how long you leave it on the wood. If you want it really light I
would suggest applying it and wait like 1 minute then take a rag and wipe
off all of the stain. I waited about 10 minutes before I wiped off my
chillywit: Nice refinish job....however, I think I read on Minwax's website that they
don't recommend mixing an oil based stain with a water based finish as you
did. I'm in the process of refinishing my Mosin stock and decided to use
their oil based products (Red Chestnut color stain with their rub on
polyurethane satin finish). I figured that since it's impossible to get all
the cosmoline out, it was better to go with oil based products versus water
Zach M: How many coats of the Red Mahogany stain did you apply? I'm wanting to
re-do my Mosin finish but not sure what stain to go with. Yours looks nice
at the end of the video, but I think I want a lighter color to mine.
malro67: @farleyjj1 good luck to you! most people don't realize that if you leave
out the vodka you will actually ruin your gun. ;)
nov tan: i think it would look super nice if you coated the barrel and the other
visible metal components that dont effect the rifles operation with some
brownells paint. your vid is awesome
BASSPLAYAAA: Very nice finish, couldnt have done better
farleyjj1: Nicely done. You've inspired me to try the same with my Mosins -- with
particular attention to the step involving Vodka!
Silver Back: Looks good. Thanks for vid.
Jim Bailey: Excellent video. Thank you for taking the time to film this. :)
SharpeyeHodgey: Because of our restrictive gun laws over here. The government makes it
harder and harder every year and makes a a crap load of money from our
shooters by making it expensive. It costs a lot of money for these firearm
stores to get weapons in, taxes and so forth. There for to get profit they
need to jack the price up a bit. US isnt as restrictive and thats why
weapons are a bit cheaper when comparing to Aus, taking into account the
currency differences as well.
Don Wil: Probably birch but Mosins were also made in other countries which used
various types of wood for their stocks; Russia/Soviet Union: Birch France:
European Walnut United States: (made by Remington prior to 1919), American
Walnut Finland: Arctic Birch Poland: Beech Hungary: Beech Romania: Beech
aandrewnoe: And hey quick question just for anyone out there I bought my first mosin
and the trigger is a little loose, is that common among these rifles?
Matthew Bizal: wow that stock looks pretty decent to me - i only refurbish the ones with
bad cracking or are just nasty lol
malro67: @2bullydogs oh yeah, this one turned out to be a great shooter. I just
refinished two more that i havent had the pleasure of shooting yet. I'm
almost to my goal of half a dozen ;).
CrimsonFlagg: It turned out beautifully. Very impressive for your first time. I can only
hope that when I get one, it will look as good as yours when I am done.
Eddie Romero: just bought mine today. paid 150 which isnt bad for a project gun.
RizzoR14: 100 dollar gun that's about to look like a 120 dollar gun! Great sense of
Don Wil: True, most were Birch but Mosin Nagants were also made in other countries
their stocks were made from various types of woods: Russia/Soviet Union:
Birch France: European Walnut United States: (made by Remington prior to
1919), American Walnut Finland: Arctic Birch Poland: Beech Hungary: Beech
Romania: Beech China: Catalpa
Ryan Nolan: Ukraine re-fit stock on yours too eh? The finishing is atrocious on mine.
malro67: @RedSoxBowHunter No problem man, sorry i'm getting back to you so late. It
took about 3-4 hours of scrubbing and soaking with krudkutter and baking
soda. After I was done I let the wood dry out for about 12 hours (you may
want to wait longer). When It was all dry it had a beautiful grain and very
light color, you would think it had never been touched by stain before. The
project took me about 2 days. Good luck!!
malro67: @RedSoxBowHunter Yes I did. It has held up 100% over the last 7 months
since I filmed the video too. I'm sure tru-oil would work just as good if
RedSoxBowHunter: yo brotha, did you use that poly-acrylic in substitute of tru-oil?
stefpote: Why, thank you very much for effectively saying I'm a moron... But you
know, the fact that EVERY video describes a certain method doesn't make it
more efficient. I work with wood as a job so I should know a bit... Plus, I
too refinished many stocks just with alcohol and yes they're doing fine.
Good luck with warping, and don't complain about inaccuracy, it's just the
stock swelling and touching the barrel