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Restoring what I like to call my Rusty Russian
« on: March 12, 2021, 08:35:32 AM »
Dear members,

I'm restoring a Baikal IJ22 from 1969. I named it the Rusty Russion. What a pile of rust, but...
Thanks to electrolytic derusting  it (the metalwork) turned out to be in working condition.
The birchwood stock however is another story.
Woodworms ate through the stock., meaning I have to use lots of epoxy to retain the shape of the stock or glue in a new piece of wood.
Another option is using a stock from a Baikal IJ512. It looks the same. Does anyone know if they are interchangable?

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Re: Restoring what I like to call my Rusty Russian
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2021, 01:58:22 AM »
Martijn,

I suggest you contact sellers of the Baikal IJ512 and ask them if the stocks are compatible.  Looking at images, there is a possibility.  Measurements of the compression tube diameter, and placement of the mounting bolts would help answer that.  You can open the holes up, or bush them down.  If you need to change the inletting to the stock more than a little, then that would seem like too much work.  And potentially too much cost.

https://www.versandhaus-schneider.de/product_info.php?products_id=23031
http://regi.ponggi.hu/index.php?mod=mp512


https://forum.vintageairgunsgallery.com/baikal/ij22-rifle/



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Re: Restoring what I like to call my Rusty Russian
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2021, 04:26:06 PM »
IJ 22 and IJ38 stocks are interchangeable, but IJ38s seem rarer than IJ22s
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Re: Restoring what I like to call my Rusty Russian
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2021, 12:54:48 PM »
It's finished. Had to make the barrellatch from scratch. Turned out just fine. The birchwood stock I've restored with woodrotfiller (don't know if that's good english). And walnutstain was used for coloring it to match the rest of the wood. Finished it off with highgloss transparant lacquer.
Age and abuse are still visible just like I wanted it to be.

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Re: Restoring what I like to call my Rusty Russian
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2021, 05:36:50 PM »
Wow, fantastic job on this restoration!
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