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 Post subject: Tula Toz - woodwork restoration/refinishing question
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:39 am 
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Just wondering if anyone has had any success refinishing their Tula Toz stock?

I bought a couple of Toz66 hammerguns a few years ago.
As can happen, the "pair" were one gun with stunning wood & some slight bluing wear to the metalwork....and a gun with mint metalwork & a stock that would put a glass eye to sleep

A mate has persuaded me to sell one to him - so needless to say, I'm left with the plane Jane looking of the two

The plan is to strip the varnish, then see what the wood grain is like.
Anyone already done similar & what sort of results did you get?

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 Post subject: Re: Tula Toz - woodwork restoration/refinishing question
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:34 am 
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That is pretty much up to what wood the gun originally came in. TOZ could come with either walnut, hardwood (beech), or softwood (birch), the latter dyed blue. Russian walnut stocks after good wood treatment usually turn out much better than with the original finish. Hardwood - pretty much the same. With birch you'll have to work on it, as after stripping of the finish the stock would look like a desperate attempt to create snow camo for the Winter War, and you might want to figure out a way to tone the wood somewhat.

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 Post subject: Re: Tula Toz - woodwork restoration/refinishing question
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:13 pm 
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Humpty Dumpty wrote:
That is pretty much up to what wood the gun originally came in. TOZ could come with either walnut, hardwood (beech), or softwood (birch), the latter dyed blue. Russian walnut stocks after good wood treatment usually turn out much better than with the original finish. Hardwood - pretty much the same. With birch you'll have to work on it, as after stripping of the finish the stock would look like a desperate attempt to create snow camo for the Winter War, and you might want to figure out a way to tone the wood somewhat.


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If the stock is birch I'll be able to fix it...used to Winter War projects as I have a few Finnish Mosins
Will look into doing this maybe tomorrow as I have a couple of airgun stocks that also need stripping for refinishing

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 Post subject: Re: Tula Toz - woodwork restoration/refinishing question
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:03 pm 
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You're welcome. Waiting for images :) Is yours a 28" hunting model, or the 20" CAS version?

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 Post subject: Re: Tula Toz - woodwork restoration/refinishing question
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:58 pm 
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Humpty Dumpty wrote:
You're welcome. Waiting for images :) Is yours a 28" hunting model, or the 20" CAS version?


Well, it WAS a 28" - but I had it & the 2nd one I got at the same time chopped to just over 24" as that's the UK minimum length unless we go down a different legal classification for shotguns.



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