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Old December 27, 2011, 11:40 PM   #1
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Steyr M95 Long Rifle - Finish

Here's one from left field. What kind of finish do you suppose the Austrian's used on a M95 long rifle back in 1917?

I suppose I could just go with the BLO finish and it probably wouldn't be too wrong. I had to remove a polyurathane finish that someone put on in the past and I am back to bare wood.
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Old December 28, 2011, 10:57 AM   #2
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While were at it, here are some photo's of the stock. Does anybody recognize the species of wood? It looks like oak.
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File Type: jpg M95 Buttstock.jpg (150.1 KB, 42 views)
File Type: jpg M95 Center.jpg (132.1 KB, 35 views)
File Type: jpg m95 Front.jpg (117.9 KB, 32 views)
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Old December 28, 2011, 11:44 AM   #3
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Looks like it might be elm.
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Old December 28, 2011, 02:43 PM   #4
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Thanks Tater,

I think you are right. Now if I could only confirm the finish as an oil finish. I don't think the Austro-Hungarian's used shalac.
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Old December 28, 2011, 02:47 PM   #5
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Terrible photo but this is the entire gun before removing the polyurathane.
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Old December 28, 2011, 04:03 PM   #6
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I can't confirm the original finish but BLO would most likely be appropriate if you can't find any information on what it was.
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