Finn M91 VKT 1941 Brass butt disc 1/KTR1 140.
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    Default Finn M91 VKT 1941 Brass butt disc 1/KTR1 140.

    Would appreciate finding out the identity of the unit with this butt disc. Haven't stripped the rifle, so original armoury and manufacture date is yet to be determined.

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    1st Artillery Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, Rifle 140.
    Currently In Search Of: Rare/Interesting/Oddball Finnish (or Finn'd Russian) M/91s and M/91-24s.

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    Nice find! And I'll add that the stock/disc is from an earlier gun. They were not used in almost all cases during the war.

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    Thanks for the info gentlemen.

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    Have now stripped this piece, in preparation to giving it a clean and it is an Izhevsk dated 1905.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffy View Post
    Have now stripped this piece, in preparation to giving it a clean and it is an Izhevsk dated 1905.
    Hopefully you mean taking it apart - Don't do anything to the wood, though! Wood needs no treatment at all and it ruins value.

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    Metal parts get a bath in 4pts kero: 1pt of clean engine oil and may be brass brushed for crud, but timber just wipe with white spirits, then all treated, especially the meet between timber and metal, with a museum grade non-silicone micro crystaline wax. Hollow ground sized screwdrivers are used to disassemble. Trust it meets your approval, cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffy View Post
    Metal parts get a bath in 4pts kero: 1pt of clean engine oil and may be brass brushed for crud, but timber just wipe with white spirits, then all treated, especially the meet between timber and metal, with a museum grade non-silicone micro crystaline wax. Hollow ground sized screwdrivers are used to disassemble. Trust it meets your approval, cheers.
    No! Don't do anything to the stock! You'll ruin the value for Finn collectors. Adding wax chops off more than $100 in value as it makes it non-original.

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    OK, will desist on any Finn I have. Thanks.

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