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Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by SwedeSteve, May 12, 2008.
Finally got 10 minutes to myself!
She's a beaut', SS!
I really need to transfer my pics of my two 91/59's onto my computer to post 'em up.
B-E-A-U-TIFUL Swede. What a fine specimen. Congrats!
No wonder you didn't let me See it...That is a Dandy !
Darn you, now I want one of them too..
That swede knows you well Rich hehe
Thanks Guys!! Moose would of figured out a way to get this rifle! LOL!
SS: Maybe you should send it to me for safe keeping? I'll make sure Mooseman doesn't try to talk you out of it!
I promise I'll keep her warm, talk to her, and feed her good surplus ammo!
If you need to touch that finish up sometime, Steve, I'm almost 100% sure it's plain old orange shellac. At least I'll swear that's what mine has, and yours looks to be about the same color.
It's funny you should bring that up troy! I was just now looking at her compared beside my M38. I was trying to figure out why she was so light in color!
Moose gets a couple nice new ones. Swede gets a nice new one.
Everybody else gets some nice new ones. Guess Im next again.
Nice 91/59 Steve. Not as nice as mine though. Oh ya dont have one...yet.
Exactly! And since I already own the prettiest one, don't bother! LOL!
very nice steve! chow much did it run ya?
I used to do a lot of work in the mountain areas of Idyllwild and Big Bear, Steve. Most of the older cabins had tongue-and-groove knotty pine on the walls, finished in orange shellac. They also used it on cabinets and trim. So I've seen a lot of the stuff, and that's sure what it looks like to me.
There's a web page kicking around on the internet where a guy talks about stripping and refinishing his 91/59, and he goes into heartbreaking detail about all the things he did trying to reproduce that lovely butternut color. Had he only known... All he had to do was buy a can of orange shellac, and a little denatured alcohol to cut it with. Since orange shellac darkens with age, he might have needed to put a drop or two of coloring in the new stuff to get an exact match.
True enough Troy!
squirrel- $135 and $35 S/H