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Posted: 10/30/2016 4:49:01 PM EST
Well boys I saw some historic retro that was actually gold plated so I decided to try this out. My favorite was the H and R so thats how I went. I really had fun building this one from an 80 percent receiver. I doesn't hide well but its fun to have. 24 K gold plate. Hope you enjoy the photos. Oh man I forgot how to load photos hope this works.
Link Posted: 10/30/2016 5:07:02 PM EST
That's beautiful, I shouldn't like it but I do.
Link Posted: 10/30/2016 5:11:13 PM EST
I like it. Im working on a GM CHROME one.
Link Posted: 10/30/2016 5:14:06 PM EST
Awesome! Can I ask you how much was the gold plating?
Link Posted: 10/30/2016 5:39:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BIG_PAPA:
Awesome! Can I ask you how much was the gold plating?
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Link Posted: 10/30/2016 5:50:56 PM EST
It should have been in Goldfinger.
Link Posted: 10/30/2016 5:57:01 PM EST
That is very nice, elegant ! Now you need to take better pictures, so it will really show off.
Link Posted: 10/30/2016 6:09:18 PM EST
Super cool!
Link Posted: 10/30/2016 6:16:59 PM EST
I did the plate myself as its hard to get locals to do it because of the ffl issue. Nickel plate is needed then gold. If you have a fine control power source its not super expensive to do. If you have to buy the rectifier it gets cost prohibitive. I learned a ton doing this. It puts a lot of smiles on faces when they hold it. Its been worth it.
Link Posted: 10/30/2016 6:39:00 PM EST
I don't remember which parts are plated and which parts are "normal" finish from other people's gun show pictures. Are you going to plate other parts like the buffer tube and the sling swivel? I'd like to see pictures of the other side / more pictures.
Link Posted: 10/30/2016 8:16:53 PM EST
It needs iron wood furniture
Link Posted: 10/30/2016 8:28:29 PM EST
The only one I have seen is H and R . Was through a glass case at a gun show It was a transferable M16a1 and way out of my ability to own. Mine alas is mere semi auto new manufacture look alike. I plated all parts except the hammer disconnector every thing else is plated. I am thinking I will nickel plate another maybe a 1911. I had way to much fun to stop now.
Link Posted: 10/30/2016 8:34:19 PM EST
Saddam would have been proud.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z1yQB4QHYM0
Link Posted: 10/30/2016 8:40:30 PM EST
Wood furniture would not be the retro copy i am trying to make. Nice idea and would look cool but not what I was after. Here are a few more photos


Link Posted: 10/30/2016 9:51:38 PM EST
Is the barrel HRA? Pictures if possible. The bling is sweet!!!
Link Posted: 10/30/2016 10:49:07 PM EST
Wow! Decadent - worthy of a 3rd World Dictator- lol!
Just kidding...this is amazing work!
Link Posted: 10/30/2016 11:02:38 PM EST
Don't usually care for bling on gun, but that turned out really nice.
Link Posted: 10/30/2016 11:09:54 PM EST
barrel is new from Green Mountain. The upper receiver is the only thing that is actual H and R I looked at the video link posted above and not a single M16A1 in it only those ak's or variant ..... hey I should do one of those as well. I tried to minimize the use of original parts as they are hard to come by. The upper had been bead blasted by someone else so it was in the white. Now I need to make up a story about a big shot who owned this or the president that was given this as a gift. Any Ideas?
Link Posted: 10/30/2016 11:44:57 PM EST
I think I once saw a photo of JFK handling one like that with LBJ next to him.
Link Posted: 10/31/2016 1:14:34 PM EST
I'm really not a retro-bling guy, but that's just excellent workmanship
Link Posted: 10/31/2016 2:38:10 PM EST
Saddam's personal gun given to him by Dick Cheney in the '80's when we were fighting the Iranians together when we weren't supplying the Iranians behind their backs. Brought back by a Marine who found it in Kurdistan and bought it off the Kurds who really captured Saddam.
Link Posted: 10/31/2016 3:27:59 PM EST
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That's beautiful, I shouldn't like it but I do.
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I fall into this category when i read the thread title i thought "nope" but now i'm looking at it i like it a whole lot.
Link Posted: 10/31/2016 6:57:58 PM EST
I bet that will get a few heads turning at the range!
Link Posted: 11/3/2016 6:58:26 PM EST
Saddams gun , Dick Cheney ,The Kurds. Great basis for a story believable yet interesting with some honor. Yes I like it. Any other stories? As long as its not include total disregard of dignity like Hillary, dead ambassador , lost emails and a felony running for president I will be interested. ..................BTW Trump for president the only choice in 2016!
Link Posted: 11/6/2016 1:38:14 AM EST
That's pretty damn cool
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