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    Default Mosin stock repairs

    Everyone knows the two-part Finn stock splices done for cold weather service, but an interesting area of Mosins to me is Soviet stock repair, particularly the refurb repairs of wartime damage.

    I have bought several stocks just because I liked the repairs.

    When I was in Ukraine I was told that wartime wood refurb was done by skilled woodworkers from Eastern Ukraine who used to make boxes and toys. Some of the repairs on my stocks are yacht-quality woodworking, doing what sailors call "Dutchman" wood splices inlaid into cut out damaged areas very precisely. One of my stocks has 4 separate repairs on one stock.

    The repairs show a " let nothing go to waste" attitude, plus the skilled work of some of the war effort that has been forgotten. The stock shown still has frag imbedded in it, but was made servicable again.

    Here are a few repairs:
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    The repair under/behind the nose cap is a very common one..not sure why this area seemed to need the repair..weak?? anyway I see it in that place over and over so I wonder if it was due to some practice of the individual soldier..perhaps stowing the reversed bay

    In defense of my argument I'll put forward the Enfield rifle... the almost mandatory stock repair at the top of buttplate was I believe due to the English practice of slamming the but down when coming to attention(sorry do not know the correct Empire terminology)

    I love cool stock repairs too..not a Mosin but the seller never mentioned this one and the guys in the store thought I was losing it I was so pleased..Great seller, it was an auction.. $50 with fair descrip of Junk wall hanger

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    Quote Originally Posted by painterjohn View Post
    The repair under/behind the nose cap is a very common one..not sure why this area seemed to need the repair..weak?? anyway I see it in that place over and over so I wonder if it was due to some practice of the individual soldier..perhaps stowing the reversed bay

    In defense of my argument I'll put forward the Enfield rifle... the almost mandatory stock repair at the top of buttplate was I believe due to the English practice of slamming the but down when coming to attention(sorry do not know the correct Empire terminology)

    I love cool stock repairs too..not a Mosin but the seller never mentioned this one and the guys in the store thought I was losing it I was so pleased..Great seller, it was an auction.. $50 with fair descrip of Junk wall hanger

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    That one looks like the old musket stock repairs out of the French and Indian Wars!

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    Here are three T53s with stock repairs. Two are copper with tiny tacks spaced very closely around the perimeter. It must have taken a long time to do. The third is a steel strap which is also nailed with tacks. I unfortunately do not know any of the history of these rifles. I got them in a pawn shop lot with several other beat up T53s. The patches are surprisingly sturdy.
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    I love arsenal repairs.
    Here are the repairs on my 1925 Izhevsk Ex-Dragoon. No, I didn't do them, they were there when I bought the rifle.












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    Here is a New England Westinghouse on a multi-recycled stock. The experts got together and figured that is was a Dragoon/Cossack stock that was used on an M91rv and then later repaired and spliced to create an M91 stock. Also repaired around the receiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyUSMC View Post
    I love arsenal repairs.
    Here are the repairs on my 1925 Izhevsk Ex-Dragoon. No, I didn't do them, they were there when I bought the rifle.











    Looks like they used a tool called a plug saw to cut out frag damage from imbedded metal in the stock. I have two "battlefield" rifles that still have small bits of iron frag imbedded in the stock with small black oxidation around it.

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    This is a Finned stock that came to me bubba'd - I have since restored the piece. As you can see the Finn's made extensive repairs to the buttstock.

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    MY 1943 Izhevsk M91/59 has a nice repair right behind the rear barrel band.

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    heres some of mine, ill sort thru the rest of my rifles and see what others have repairs

    repairs on my m28 ski trooper stock (stamped 00r)
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    m91 stock repair covering bottom sling swivel hole
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    weird wooden dowel like plugs filling the forend and sling swivel hole

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    repair in front of front action screw
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    both forends of my HN rifles have been repaired
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    Default NEW Stock Repair

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    These are some butterfly splices across a longitudinal crack in the forearm of my NEW. I got the rifle from Vaarok two years ago.

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    One of my 91/30 refurbs have some stock repairs that are really cool, and look like might have been from shrapnel or bullets. I will post as soon as I can get some decent pics tonight.
    MY FIRST TEN MOSIN NAGANTS:
    1925 Izhevsk m1891/30 Ex-Dragoon- "Katalin"
    1939 Tula m1891/30 Lam. Stock- "Irena"
    1934 Tikka m27- "Tiina-Rakel"
    1938 Tula m1891/30 Finn Captured- "Nainen Sodassa"
    1955 Type 53 Carbine- "Thu Huong"
    1944 Tikka m1891/30- "Isoäiti"
    1942 VKT m1891- "Mummo"
    1916 Tula PTG m1891 Finn'd- "Petra"
    1967 No-Maker m39- "Tuuli"
    1926-8 Bohler-Stahl m24- "Vanha Rouva"

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    [QUOTE=GunnyUSMC;1820894]MY 1943 Izhevsk M91/59 has a nice repair right behind the rear barrel band.[QUOTE]

    My Ishapore 2A1 has a repair done in precisely the same method. It is located (as painterjohn suggests) at the top of the buttplate.
    "Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting men draw near and attack. Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, 'I am strong!'" Joel 3:9-10

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    Here are some cool stock repairs on my 1925 up-dated Dragoon "Katalin"...are these stock repairs typical of shrapnel repairs, or just a weak area on the stock?...
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    MY FIRST TEN MOSIN NAGANTS:
    1925 Izhevsk m1891/30 Ex-Dragoon- "Katalin"
    1939 Tula m1891/30 Lam. Stock- "Irena"
    1934 Tikka m27- "Tiina-Rakel"
    1938 Tula m1891/30 Finn Captured- "Nainen Sodassa"
    1955 Type 53 Carbine- "Thu Huong"
    1944 Tikka m1891/30- "Isoäiti"
    1942 VKT m1891- "Mummo"
    1916 Tula PTG m1891 Finn'd- "Petra"
    1967 No-Maker m39- "Tuuli"
    1926-8 Bohler-Stahl m24- "Vanha Rouva"

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    Very interesting thread! Thanks to all of you for sharing.
    God bless our Veterans, past, present, and future.
    All gave some, some gave all.

    Have a good one,

    - Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauserhooked View Post
    Very interesting thread! Thanks to all of you for sharing.
    Amen to that Mauserhooked! I just enjoy the crap out of threads like this about repairs and after seeing them through the years it never fails to amaze me that everytime this subject is touched on there are a bunch of new never shown before repairs. They sure tried to keep things in one piece one way or the other. It used to be only the Finns were given Kudos for their repairs but now people are starting to show and others are starting to realize it wasn't just the Finns that repaired stock with much ingenuity. Great Pictures folks! Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by themosinator View Post
    Here are some cool stock repairs on my 1925 up-dated Dragoon "Katalin"...are these stock repairs typical of shrapnel repairs, or just a weak area on the stock?...
    Hard to tell - repairs on the stock's upper surface could be from falling objects, frag or whacking some Nazi over der stahlhelm after blocking his bayonet! (Also, dropping it out of a truck while drunk, but we won't mention that...) Frag repairs usually have an impact point cut out of the main stock body with some fancy inlay work and sometimes you can see smaller discolorations where the imbedded iron has oxidized into little spots.
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    Repair in front of the magazine body.



    Brass tacks on a Finn captured 91/30.

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