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4/25/2017 7:42:44 PM
Posted: 4/23/2001 4:16:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/23/2001 4:20:22 AM EDT by Derek45]
I love my preban Bushmaster. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/017/he/y4/1P/hH11186.jpg[/img] But it's got a purple tint. I want to put a flat top upper on it but the color doesn't match. I'm thinking about having it moly koted balck. but I'm afriad it would hurt the value. these pre-bans are getting to be an investment.$$$$ What do you think? MolyKote? re-anodize? Thanks Derek45auto@yahoo.com
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 4:20:21 AM EDT
At least it's not Barney purple. I had a frightening image in my head until Isaw the pic.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 4:24:21 AM EDT
Ha ! It doesn't look bad untill I put a different (black) upper on it. Then it becomes real noticeable.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 4:48:13 AM EDT
If you have been shooting it, I wouldn't worry about the investment value. Make it look the way that YOU want it to, and shoot the hell out of it. Bud
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 5:04:06 AM EDT
sell it to me and buy a black one. ha! ha!
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 5:16:17 AM EDT
Trade it and $1000.00 for a Colt! Just Kidding.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 5:36:06 AM EDT
Have the complete rifle refinished in Black-T, by Walter Birdsong.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 8:16:20 AM EDT
Methinks www.bushmaster.com or www.dpmsinc.com offers a refinishing service for uppers, lowers, etc. I can't remember which one, but you can check it out. IIRC, it was pretty reasonable, like $30 for a lower or something like that.HTH
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 8:59:59 AM EDT
Surrender it to the local authorities.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 11:38:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By markm: Trade it and $1000.00 for a Colt! Just Kidding.
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I'll trade ya even-up for a very black post ban Bushy, and you won't even have that boat anchor Colt taking up valuable space..... [;D]
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 7:23:33 PM EDT
Just bowflage it camo then if you desire to sell it you can remove it later. Plus save alot of money. Personaly I would Black or Green T it or both. [sniper]
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 7:31:29 PM EDT
Hey my upper and lower aren't exactly alike but it looks great anyway.. [img]albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1277466&a=9460188&p=46364431&Sequence=0[/img]
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 8:13:32 PM EDT
What IS the deal with the purple bushmasters? Was it a mistake? They must have known they were selling purple rifles? WTF?
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 8:18:25 PM EDT
The purple looks better than the yellow. I would just keep it the way it is. Look at all the new tactical pistols, Two-tone is all the rage now.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 8:30:36 PM EDT
I believe that purple finish may be a cancer causing agent. You should give the rifle to me so that I can put it in a safe place.
Link Posted: 5/5/2001 11:45:32 AM EDT
Here's a better pic [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/001/TL/FS/SY/K542725.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/5/2001 12:07:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/5/2001 12:08:31 PM EDT by peecmkr45]
Yep,that's a dangerous finish on that rifle. Plese put on some thick gloves. Gently package the offending rifle in a safe container. E-mail me for my address so that I can safely dispose of it. It's for the good of you and the children.
Link Posted: 5/5/2001 12:27:16 PM EDT
I would recommend sending it to rma to have bear coat put on it...it will match all the new black and is a great finish. www.bearcoat.com for info or request a catalog. I usually get lowers back in about a week for $ 75 including return shipping. Old Gunny
Link Posted: 5/5/2001 12:33:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/5/2001 1:13:28 PM EDT
Derek, don't do a darn thing to that rifle. There's nothing "wrong" with a purple tint, mechanically or aesthetically. A refinish will lower the value of the preban status a bit. Shoot it and enjoy the heck out of it. However, I would like to offer to trade you one of my jet-black postban lowers for your purple lower... CMOS
Link Posted: 5/5/2001 1:43:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/5/2001 2:34:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WILSON: A friend of mine who works for Schwinn offered to powder coat two of mine last month. I told him "flat black - the flatter the better," & he said they've got a new color that should be perfect (called "Stealth Black"). He dropped them off last week, & they were both candy apple red - they look like red chrome! To make a long story short - he just plain forgot (He's the one who did the red anodized Sanchez mags that I was selling here last year, & he DID remember that).
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Could you post a pic?
Link Posted: 5/5/2001 3:58:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/5/2001 3:57:41 PM EDT by IceMan]
Check out what Geoff did in Moly for my preban SBR... Reasonable price too. [img]http://groups.yahoo.com/group/1911TechTalk/files/IceMan/Baby1.jpg[/img] [img]http://groups.yahoo.com/group/1911TechTalk/files/IceMan/Baby2.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/5/2001 3:58:38 PM EDT
You should shoot some people with it and then it will be red. And to conceal the evidence give it to me.[kill]
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 4:00:54 AM EDT
anybody tried "Mac's Gunkote" ?http://www.shootiniron.com/
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 4:22:59 AM EDT
All your purple rifles are belong to us. [spank]
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