What would a Mosin be if it didn't flake it's finish?bdevaux said:The finish on 91/30 has some flaking finish, mainly near the barrel bands. I would like to keep the rifle as "correct" as possible, so I wanted to touch up with Shellac.
Has anybody bought the Shellac flakes and know a good source to buy them and which color to get to match the typical arsenal refinish.
Depending on how much Cosmoline was absorbed by the wood, you may have trouble having the finish adhere. Try regular old fashioned shellac, shellac flakes are the same thing without the solvent. The only advantage the flakes have is you can control the thickness (viscosity) of the shellac better.