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Paint fixes everthing.
Apr 20th, 2018 at 2:15pm
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Not sure what I have here, but I do know that it's sparkly.  Apparently whoever thought automotive paint would look good on an antique firearm also took the time to prime it as well.  On the bright side, the stock appears original. the pistol grip was added later.  Receiver marked 1894, sn 66xx or 68xx, not sure cause of the way the paint is glopped on. 
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Reply #1 - Apr 20th, 2018 at 2:31pm
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Holy Rock-A-Moly!!! 

Now there's one bubba never thought of...
  
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Reply #2 - Apr 20th, 2018 at 2:43pm
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You know, some secrets should STAY secret! That's totally destroyed my appetite for breakfast!
  
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Reply #3 - Apr 20th, 2018 at 2:57pm
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Don't worry.  I"m going to fix it up just fine with my coarse wire wheel on a 1 hp grinder.   

*kidding*
  
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Reply #4 - Apr 21st, 2018 at 5:19pm
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Used to work with some teletype maintenance guys (showing my age) who's shop saying was "Beat it to Fit and Paint it to Match".

I wonder if the previous owner was a teletype maintenance guy???  Huh
  
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Reply #5 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 2:06am
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I'm not sure about the hole spacing, but at one time the William's Mount for the Krag was the same as the one for the Remington 8 or 81, and took four screws instead of the 3 screws their present mount takes.
  
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Reply #6 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 2:50am
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I think 'fumehappy' is right to see this as an interesting challenge.

When he removes the Cheek Pad and Black Paint from the stock, there may be a very nice Mannlicher Style stock with wood worthy of refinish and a more traditional butt-pad.

Bead blasting the paint from the metal and putting a matt 'blue' finish on the metal might look good.

I like Mannlicher stocks and think there is potential for a nice Krag sporter, under the paint.
  
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Reply #7 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 2:48pm
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Making progress...  receiver bluing is intact under the paint.  Pistol grip is definitely an addition, and will be coming off.  Still hunting for a cartouche.
  
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Reply #8 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 4:38pm
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I bought a stock real cheap once with a crude, added on, pistol grip.

Cutting and reshaping part of the pistol grip at least made the stock contour more pleasing.

The stock now resides on a utility 'sportered' Krag. Actually, the wrist area may be stronger now than it was originally!



  
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Reply #9 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 7:21pm
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I have an Arisaka carbine that's in a Mannlicher style stock.  Very dense wood, weighs a ton.  Someone's long ago project that never got finished.
  
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Reply #10 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 8:51pm
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I was a tetetype maintenance guy ... Model 41 .. The rifle is very interesting .... Would it be allowed in a national shoot ???
  
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Reply #11 - Apr 24th, 2018 at 6:33am
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I used to work on Teletype Model-40's as a computer maintenance guy!  My hands are still blue from ribbon ink. Wink

fumehappy, please let us know how you progress with the unveiling.

Pictures would be GREAT!!!
  
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Reply #12 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 2:25pm
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Stripping test results, and sight mount points.  Magazine side assembly was not painted, thankfully. 
  
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Reply #13 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 2:50pm
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Hard work - Better thee than me!

(Looks like a Buhler or other after market safety. I don't know what, if any, changes were required to parts to fit that safety)?
  
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Reply #14 - May 1st, 2018 at 11:52pm
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Obviously the previous owner was a navy man and lived by the old navy adage I heard somewhere. 'If it moves, salute it, if it don't, paint it,'
Might be a diamond in the rough, keep stripping.
  
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