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    Default Is this the original finish on my byf 45 Mauser stock?

    After reading on the forum, I got to wondering if my stock is original to the byf 45 shown and is the finish on the stock also original. Also, what might the whitish areas be from? From looking at the bolt face, the rifle does not appear to have been fired much if at all. What might the value of this rifle be?










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    Stock was sanded and had a varnish put over it. By the whitish areas, do you mean on the stock? Those are probably scuffs and scratches that occurred after someone redid the rifle.

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    You can see the “varnish” that was applied and then dried over the recoil lug on the left side, indicating refinish. Ditto on the inlet for the sling keeper.

    Phosphate finished guns are desirable, but the stock condition hurts it’s value...IMO

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    May as well remove the varnish and maybe re treat with BLO. It will look much better without it.

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    I think it looks nice, probably an old varnish job. Pretty rare “ch” code cocking piece! Nice gun!


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    So, do you feel the stock is original to the rifle, aside from the varnish job?

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