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Mosin Nagant (Chinese type 53) refinish
09-27-2014, 01:24 AM,
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Mosin Nagant (Chinese type 53) refinish
Bought my first surplus rifle from Red Dot. Poor bugger was beat to hell so i desided to give her a makeover


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09-27-2014, 08:07 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-27-2014, 10:56 AM by BelieveIn308.)
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RE: Mosin Nagant (Chinese type 53) refinish
Hard to believe it is the same stock! I'm impressed! I am liking my Mosin too! She sure shoots well, how can you go wrong. Mine was $173 (148+25 FFL fee). After I de-cosmolined it, and reassembled it, it shoots great. I cleaned mine with CLP and thought it was clean, but then ran some Copper solvent down the bore and it took like a half dozen plus swabs before they we not black as coal. She's a really good shooter.
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09-27-2014, 09:25 AM,
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RE: Mosin Nagant (Chinese type 53) refinish
Nice job Rick. Wow, really looks good.
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09-27-2014, 11:48 AM,
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RE: Mosin Nagant (Chinese type 53) refinish
Thanks guys. And yeah the red mahogany Minwax finished with Tru Oil does a remarkable job covering imperfections. it shoots good but I still have some stubborn carbon/rust clinging to the rifling if anyone has any suggestions. Ive tried m-pro7, Barnes CR-10, and every Hoppes product I can findand after burning through three or four bronze brushes I'm kind of at a loss
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09-27-2014, 12:45 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-27-2014, 12:51 PM by BelieveIn308.)
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RE: Mosin Nagant (Chinese type 53) refinish
Try some copper cleaner. I was shocked that the rifling looked good after cleaning with CLP and the patches were clean, how black the first half dozen patches were with copper cleaner. Maybe it is copper fouling and not rust.

Oh, and use a nylon bore brush, as the copper solvent will destroy brass brushes. I don't remember if I bought these at RDA or from Brownells.
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09-27-2014, 01:49 PM,
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RE: Mosin Nagant (Chinese type 53) refinish
Yeah idk why its so hard to find nylon brushes nowadays but im gonna find one and give that a try because i think your right and the Barnes most likely ate up the brushes before they ever had a chance do work. Thanks for the tip
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09-27-2014, 04:32 PM,
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RE: Mosin Nagant (Chinese type 53) refinish
It's probably that as well. I had that with mine. I went on a mosin forum and I had an answer in about 5 minutes that that was the case
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09-30-2014, 09:20 AM,
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Awesome job! It looks perfect
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09-30-2014, 11:23 AM,
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Good craftsmanship!
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09-30-2014, 11:37 AM,
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Great job on the restore!
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10-03-2014, 12:49 AM,
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Thanks everyone. Now Red Dot just needs to get some spam cans back in stock so i dont have to rely on Cheaperthandirt.... and some more mosins Smile
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10-03-2014, 01:10 AM,
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(09-27-2014, 01:24 AM)rickellis87 Wrote: Bought my first surplus rifle from Red Dot. Poor bugger was beat to hell so i desided to give her a makeover

Great job!
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10-20-2014, 10:33 PM,
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(10-03-2014, 12:49 AM)rickellis87 Wrote: Thanks everyone. Now Red Dot just needs to get some spam cans back in stock so i dont have to rely on Cheaperthandirt.... and some more mosins Smile

You can try www.luckygunner.com They are reasonable and don't kill you on shipping. They also sell the Silver Bear stuff (non-corrosive) for like about double. I think the 440 spam cans were $94 and 500 Silver Bear were like $195...
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10-21-2014, 09:37 AM,
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RE: Mosin Nagant (Chinese type 53) refinish
(09-27-2014, 01:24 AM)rickellis87 Wrote: Bought my first surplus rifle from Red Dot. Poor bugger was beat to hell so i desided to give her a makeover

Fantastic job! Looks like a new showroom gun.
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08-17-2015, 05:05 PM,
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RE: Mosin Nagant (Chinese type 53) refinish
Nice job on the refinish. Looks great!
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