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Last edited by burnnrbr; 12-01-2018 at 05:30 PM.
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- German G3 bayonets
- German G3 wooden buttstock & handguard
generally with factory non refurb wood, the color of the shellac shows over the shiny end of the pin. When you start seeing a raised section at the pins and them being shiny, its because they arent covered with original type shellac. Now, I dont know what the darkened area is, but if the wood hasnt been installed on a rifle in the past, most if it I dont find to be factory original.
Russian Type 1 or 2 parts/kit
It was wrapped in old crusty wax paper and cosmoline and appears to never have been installed or used. Why would they refinish furniture that was never installed/used?
Last edited by Seamas; 07-20-2019 at 01:52 PM. Reason: The very first post of this thread has several examples that are stated to be factory original finish.
It certainly seems to be a shellac finish. There is a very pronounced ‘holographic’ or chameleon-like effect when changing lighting or angles. Here you can see the light and dark parts alternating on the stock which matches the handguard.
For comparison sake, I made this collage using images posted by Tantal at the beginning of this thread that show the black stuff and have also a very similar finish to mine. Tantal’s are on top and mine are on the bottom.