Well, the wood part of it. I should have taken before and after pics.. oh well!
1. Spray de-greaser fluid all over it and let it soak in for a few hours (I used the same Purple stuff you can use for your car to de-grease that)
2. After letting it soak, I used Dawn soap to wash it all out. Dawn really gets **** clean when you need it to be, there was no more grease, dirt, or filth on the wood itself after that.
3. After it dried, the wood looked like ****. I then went at each piece with some 220 sandpaper dry.
4. After the dry, I went over it in a wet
5. After sandpapering the hell out of it, I took steel wool (Forgot which grade, but it's pretty soft durable stuff) and went at it with each piece.
6. Finally I took an even softer steel wool and went at it again.
7. THEN after doing all that I was told to put the wood in the dishwasher when it was drying all the plates, or take an steam iron to it. Unfortunately, the stock doesn't fit in the dishwasher so I went the other route. This was to let the wood soak up the steam and remove small dents in the wood.
My final results, you can see a sticker was placed inside the stock where the barrel goes. I figured when I put the grease on it, it wouldn't take off any of the markings. Unfortunately it did.
What it used to have on it was a signature (Probably of the inspector) and a date (1973). So my Uncle and I assume that it was repaired and inspected by some guy from whatever country this language is from.
Anyhow, everything turned out great. There are a lot of slight dings on it, but it gives the gun character. With the serial number on the bolt itself, this gun was made back in 1945, probably mid 1945. I'll have pictures of the gun when I get the metal back from the gun store (24, stay tuned!)
*Notice the number on the sticker matches the numbers stamped onto the buttom of the buttstock
Anybody know what the RA stands for?
I was told the "P" stamp was given when the gun was first inspected
I can't wait to start shooting!