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Posted: 11/17/2021 9:43:28 PM EDT


Looking for an early colt/Armalite light grey cerakote. any good guesses as to what shade is close?
Link Posted: 11/19/2021 9:51:31 PM EDT
[#1]
So, it looks like I'm leaning towards the NODAKSPUD/US Anodizing XM Grey.



Thanks for the overwhelming contributions btw  
Link Posted: 11/27/2021 12:06:32 PM EDT
[#2]
That looks to be a good pick of the color. Don't feel bad about getting replies, I rarely get advice when I post.
Link Posted: 11/28/2021 8:37:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Diz] [#3]
Looks very close to the issue colts I used back in the day (late 70's-early 80's).  Also, guys used to coat it with "Kal Guard" spray coating, which was a dead ringer for the early colt stuff.  Contact "KG Gunkote" (the current company) and ask for their early legacy coatings.  I used it to build a couple of "personally owned firearms" myself.  It was a nice charcoal grey color, that coated all your different gun show parts and made it look like a factory colt, which is sorta the same thing you guys are doing.  If I'm not mistaken I think they still make some "original formula" stuff.  Just make sure and ask them for the stuff they made for the "Teams".

Gotta laugh, used to keep my "CAR-15" in a spare bbl bag like that too.
Link Posted: 11/28/2021 8:42:52 PM EDT
[#4]
That thing is sexy as hell.
Link Posted: 11/29/2021 11:13:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Diz] [#5]
If you really want to go the full monty, take a piece of 1" od tubular nylon and make a 2-pt sling.  Loop front through FSB, and rear through buttstock slot.  We used velcro to mate and then wrapped with OD duct tape.  Make it just long enough to loop around your neck.  AKA "jungle" sling.  You can patrol with like that (versus using front sling swivel) and it didn't make any noise (unlike GI sling un-taped).
Link Posted: 12/9/2021 12:52:19 AM EDT
[#6]
That's slick AF.
Link Posted: 12/9/2021 1:06:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: mancow] [#7]
It's so tiny.

What's a good source for the waffle mags?
Link Posted: 12/11/2021 2:00:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: RoosterX19] [#8]
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Originally Posted By mancow:
It's so tiny.

What's a good source for the waffle mags?
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I got those thru Brownell's. They aren't cheap.

Edit for link:

https://www.brownells.com/magazines/rifle-magazines/magazines/ar-15-20rd-waffle-magazine-steel-prod105249.aspx
Link Posted: 12/11/2021 2:02:06 PM EDT
[#9]
So here she is. Not the exact color I was looking for, and almost too grey if you know what I mean. Unfortunately they're really isn't a good color code for the grey I'm looking for.



Link Posted: 12/11/2021 2:06:40 PM EDT
[#10]
And here is my retro чSOPMOD Block 0 version. The only finish this will get is being dragged thru the dirt.

Link Posted: 12/12/2021 11:30:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RoosterX19:
So here she is. Not the exact color I was looking for, and almost too grey if you know what I mean. Unfortunately they're really isn't a good color code for the grey I'm looking for.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/480444/260749010_751509815775990_16164327234130-2192197.jpghttps://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/480444/261605378_889538715063321_77670346613333-2192198.jpg

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