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    Default My homebrew park'd mauser

    Just thought I'd share some pics of the mauser I just finished working on. I picked it up cheap, and the stock was very grungy and oily, but unharmed. All the steel was clean except for some minor surface rust and missing cleaning rod, front sight guard and set screws in the trigger assy. I stripped all the years of old finish off the stock and cleaned it several times to remove oil. The foregrip piece was loaded with cosmoline(sp). I left it in front of the heater for a few hours and it most of it seeped out. The stain is three coats of minwax bombay mahogany covered with 5 coats of minwax satin poly. The steel parts excluding the bolt assy are painted with 1200* bbq acrylic, then scuffed with a scotch brite pad to achieve the 'battleworn' look I was hoping for. Then cured in the oven to set the final finish. I still need to touch up a few things and hand paint all the emblems and serial#'s with a fine brush. Then get a cleaning rod, bayonet.. anyway, here it is. Hope you all enjoy, its my first resto/build. I have a few more I'd like to do before I try building an AK.















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    is it that bad? or is this forum just really slow?

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    ????
    That's odd, I thought I replied the day after you put up the pics? Well here it is again.
    Looks nice. How does it shoot?

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    What I can see is nice, but having to wait nearly a minute for 1600x1200 pics to load, then for the gunco site software to resize, then having to scroll makes it a bit rough to review your work. And that's down a 10 Meg pipe. Try using 800x600, or 1024x768 and I think you'll get a bigger audience.

    It does look nice. Though, I'm puzzled. From the title, I expected to see a parkerized rifle and your home park setup. What did you mean by homebrew park'd?

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    sorry about the pics, I'm not good with the camera, and still trying to figure out how to resize them afterward without goofing them up..

    I guess my title should have read 'imitation parkerized finish'? That's more what I meant. I'm a bit new to the gun refinishing lingo, so you'll have to forgive me.

    I have been reading up on the real park process, and I might give it a go with my Steyr m95 Buda. When I get around to stripping it all apart.

    I'll try and resize those pics... thanks for the views!

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    colis, not sure yet. All that work and I've never fired it I'm going to take it out this weekend though

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    Now I understand. NP with the finish silley. Like I said, looks good!

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    Was this a matching numbers BNZ 42 or a Russian capture refurb?
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    i'm likin that bombay mahogoney color, i think i'll try that on a set of ak furniture

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    WOW, that took a while to open. I thought my computer froze up. I see you added a few more pics this time. Still a nice looking rifle. How's it shoot?
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