Need advice re-finishing a misr-90
I purchased this off Gunbroker.com
The finish is a bit rough, and there is some pitting and light rusting in the trigger group. When I inspected the left side of the gun, it has black paint over the finish. Needless to say I was a bit disappointed with the finish of the gun and I received a $40 refund on the purchase price. I want to get it "re-done".
I need suggestions, should I get it blued? parkerized? and who should do it?
Please note the stock is a solid hardwood, and not laminated. Is this correct?
If you did some research on the Egyptian MISR rifles, you know the finish is what it is on them. Usually, varying degrees of pretty flimsy paint. But from what you say, it sounds like there was some extra, additional paint on the left side.
Normally, the buttstock is also laminated but if your buttplate is plastic and has a logo on it that kind of looks like a backwards "5," it might be how it came.
If you plan to re-do the finish on the rifle, a paint-over-parkerizaton might be good or moly coat. The Kalashnikov seems to look better and more representational of how they were actually finished without the parkerized finish.
The buttplate has the backwards S and is plastic... no hole in the butt of the stock for a cleaning kit, like the SKS's.
The plastic buttplates won't have the provision for the cleaning kit like the military AK buttplates do. Those were mainly for the commercial market. Sounds like you may have a factory hardwood buttstock but, of course, someone could've went to the big trouble of switching buttstocks and buttplates.
Watch the sale section and the auctions - Maadi laminated buttstocks (even the military ones ocassionally) and furniture pop-up every once in a while.
Your rifles finish/paint job is correct, I would just but a stamped receiver romanian buttstock off a for sale board or gunbroker.com and be happy with an origianl looking egyptian.
My net cost after shipping and transfer fees was $415.00 so at this time I am satisfied with it. I would like it to look better but I guess I will gun oil the heck out of it to protect it better.
I hope to take it out for a shoot this week. I just bought some WASR 10/63's last week and my net cost for them new was $410.00...