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Posted: 11/20/2012 12:27:01 PM EST
I wanna see pics of youre well work AK's ( natrural patina or man-made patina)

I have a Sar-1 that I recently picked up and have considered the idea of giving it the "battleworn" look, I have never done anything like that to a firearm but I must admit the heavliy work AK's look awesome.

It would take me a lifetime to achieve the natural wear.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:42:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 12:43:42 PM EST by dskeet]
Parts kit from 1955.. had it built and just hit the receiver with a scotch brite pad until it matched the original finish on the other parts.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:46:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 12:49:48 PM EST by Rayman1]
It's not that hard to do - the actual hardest part is starting because you have to psyche yourself up to "rough up" your rifle. A Scotch brite pad and/or fine grit sandpaper, some oil, and time with the elbow grease is all you need. Just study photos and understand where natural wear occurs - such as the high points and edges on the metal. Also, you want to ensure you don't leave telling signs of your handiwork, such as scratches and obvious gouges where you were doing the wear.

Here's some old photos of projects from long ago. I've since evened the wear on a couple of them, along with getting more worn wood furniture for the RPK:

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 3:22:58 PM EST
Both of you suck!
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 3:35:32 PM EST
I dont have anything crazy but in this picture is a man made worn job. Others obviously are not, i just dont have a picture of it alone

Kinda worn Krink

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:55:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:12:18 PM EST
real wear, not steel wool

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:27:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:41:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:43:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:40:56 PM EST
Hungarian kit, Bulgarian barrel and SLR100 receiver blued and "worn" to match kit.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 2:13:44 AM EST
ALL beautiful!

keep them coming!
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 2:39:36 AM EST

1970 romy kit on a 1.5mm flat, chinese wood, FAL swivel
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:39:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By ZEROTHOMAS:

Looks like the same terrible finish as my Krinkov I swear i can pick the paint away with my finger nail

yea, it's actually Brownells spray lacquer. Was great on one rifle I did, but not so great on that one. Started to "peel" only on that one side after much abuse though. Ran almost 15k and 2 courses through that gun.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:57:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By APBullet:

1970 romy kit on a 1.5mm flat, chinese wood, FAL swivel

Sweetness! I've started to have a soft spot for the mismatched stuff.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:20:48 PM EST

Decently worn

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