What was the original (WW2) finish on the Russian rifles? Was it the redd shellac or was it a plain wood? Thanks
I agree. The ones I refinished (still kicking myself) were like this. When someone says, "my Soviet Mosin never had any finish on it, was that a wartime expediency?", I just shake my head.I have several old war dogs that show no sign of shellac but probably had shellac at one time. Shellac is a poor finish and not used to last for decades.