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Original Finish

Postby Shepard » Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:58 am

What is the original finish on an M28/76? What would you strip the original with?
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Re: Original Finish

Postby DevilDog » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:31 am

I believe those are treated with an oil/wax finish. BLO/Beeswax if I am not mistaken. Denatured alcohol would be a relatively safe and effective cleaner for the surface.

I like the Maloof Oil/Wax finish for re-treatment, it uses Carnuba and maybe some beeswax.
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Re: Original Finish

Postby Shepard » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:38 am

Thanks Greg -- I'm building a M28/76 for a guy and I'm trying to restore the stock the best I can. I had to open the barrel channel up to 1.250 for the bull barrel. I want to seal it as original and keep it looking as it should. I'm trying to figure out how to photograph the bore to get what I want to show -- a completely spent barrel. I've took pictures but they don't show in the pics how bad it real is. The original bore was .3085 I believe and it looks like someone shot surplus through it at .311. Most people do not realize that surplus ammo is copper plated steel jacketed bullets with a steel core. Thanks again.
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Re: Original Finish

Postby Fung_13 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:32 pm

U could also try Kookaburra to clean it. It is all natural and can be use on anything from wood to laundry to metal. I've used it to clean wood before and brings the life back
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Re: Original Finish

Postby Marauder 1 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:48 pm

Never heard of that stuff, where do you get it and who makes it?

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