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Posted: 1/7/2006 12:02:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 10:39:27 AM EST by JosephR]
LINK to old thread...

Duracoat Tiger Stripe Brown that seems to change color depending on the lighting
No two pieces were left together- I completely disassembled the entire rifle
Sandblasted old finish

A2 and Front Sight Base are Duracoat Flat Black and turned out well. I would have liked to leave the A2 park'd but it was too light and almost the same color as the SS barrel. I also DC'd a Vortex G6 (not G6A2) but like the standard mil. A2 better...

It's an

RRA US Property marked lower

Upper is a DMM4 from ADCO with:

LMT flattop
WOA 16" 1:7 SS Midlength barrel 0.900 inches under the handguard and Fluted x6
F marked front sight base
DD 12.0FSPM I modified a little
Fitted WOA bolt and carrier

Aimpoint CompM with QRP and spacer

Cut Carry Handle BUIS

I really need to make a webpage...


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2 You can really see the fluting here

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3 Fluting here as well

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Link Posted: 1/7/2006 12:03:32 PM EST
Can't see em, links don't work for me either...
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 12:06:29 PM EST
Try again. I accidentally hit submit while I was still uploading to my server...

Link Posted: 1/7/2006 12:07:25 PM EST
Thats nice

brown as you can get
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 12:08:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 12:11:02 PM EST by chris157c]
I've got 11 thru 17... the first 10 are still red X...

Awesome from what i see so far though!

ETA: 2 and 3 are up now as well
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 12:09:52 PM EST
Looks good! What color is that mag and did you refinish your optics?
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 12:13:01 PM EST
Mags are standard Labelle Teflon Gray

Aimpoint is standard satin black anodizing.

The lighting is a little dim because it's not so bright out and I just HAD to take pics.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 12:17:42 PM EST
The links don't want to work. I'm going to have to find out monday when I get to the office why we aren't allowing anonymous logins...

Link Posted: 1/7/2006 12:25:15 PM EST
I can see them. looks good.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:08:09 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:04:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 8:05:48 PM EST by infsqdldr]
i liked it the first time. remember the little details. if your gonna not paint the guts in the lower, make sure theyre all not painted. i like a little contrast in mine as well. its addictive aint it.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:09:28 PM EST
I really like it!!!!!

Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:29:02 PM EST
I think I liked it better the first time around. I like a little contrast as well. But I can't complain they both look damn nice!
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:32:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By infsqdldr:
i liked it the first time. remember the little details. if your gonna not paint the guts in the lower, make sure theyre all not painted. i like a little contrast in mine as well. its addictive aint it.

you are talking about the bolt release being TS Brown and the others being Black? My thinking was the bolt release is kinda big and I didn't really want to have the sharp contrast anymore. Simplydynamic complimented me on the contrasting black and tan parts and that was very flattering but I didn't want to mess with the bolt release and it's roll pin. Silver scratches on a black rifle is nice but black scratches on a tan rifle looks sloppy

The safety and backside of the mag release is a mixture of green and tan that both need to get fixed somehow.

The green and tan on the pins in the lower didn't even hold their color well. I scraped most of it off with my fingernail. When I added the greens and tans to the previous TS Brown rifle, I didn't disassemble it and they were all painted. They are too smooth and small to try and paint.

Thanks for your opinions though.

I just didn't want to paint the high-wear safety and mag release and have them wear...

I will fix them, any suggestions?
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 2:47:39 AM EST
Cant decide which is nicer!

The AR

The refinish work

or the photos

Awesome work, JR!!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 3:06:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 3:08:16 AM EST by WMHM4]
Man, that looks great!!!

an all desert tan AR, when done right, like yours, is a thing of beauty

impressive painting skills, awesome job!

ETA: did you paint the Magpul grip or did you match the paint to it?
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 3:15:45 AM EST
That's one sexy rifle.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 3:21:09 AM EST
So when you sandblasted your upper and lower didn't you remove the anodizing?
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 3:21:12 AM EST
That is awesome!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 3:50:47 AM EST
Very very nice Joseph !! Great job !! I really like the color a lot!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:42:39 AM EST
Thats the best damn AR i've ever seen on here, outstanding job!
It looked great before but now...wow!!!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:48:49 AM EST
NICE WEAPON , You did a Great JOB
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 9:07:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 9:08:28 AM EST
Nice job.

Link Posted: 1/8/2006 10:02:57 AM EST
Thanks guys.

redfisher- nice smilies and thanks for the trifecta!

WMHM4- That is a black magpul MIAD that I painted. I painted all of the various bits separately too except for storage compartments. You should be able to see that it's still black in some photos- #5 is a good place.

curt- the funny thing is- I had a few layers (as JTAC points out) of DC to get through with some of them being large heavy stripes. While blasting some of the stripes, I did start to get through the anodizing adjacent to them- the black started to get a purple haze to it. That's when I stopped trying to get down to all black again. I didn't want to ruin anything. I was able to blast the DD for a long time without going through their anodizing. I was able to blas all of the paint off and get back to the white engraved lettering on both sides...

Thanks again to the rest of you.

I WILL be taking more BETTER pictures with a more interesting background as soon as the sun decides it will stay out longer and brighter...

You will see it turn a bright tan in good sunlight.

Link Posted: 1/8/2006 11:12:09 AM EST
Thanks joseph, i'm about to paint one of my uppers in coyote (or whatever gunkote calls it) and was wondering how one might go about reversing the process.

Very nice job BTW!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 11:22:51 AM EST
yes that is nice, good job brother
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 11:30:03 AM EST
Looks great, that's got to be one of the best shades of tan/brown I've ever seen!

Link Posted: 1/8/2006 11:32:19 AM EST
curt- it's pretty much NOT reversible unless you buy Matte Black also

I just took some more...
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 12:27:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 4:46:17 PM EST by JosephR]
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:46:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 4:46:47 PM EST by JosephR]

Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:55:32 PM EST
Nice gun!!! Great pictures!!!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:16:54 PM EST

I still wish I would have painted the side of the Bolt Carrier though...

I mixed all of my TS Brown and had to throw it away when I was done so I can't just go and respray anything...
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:21:11 PM EST
Very nice.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:38:36 PM EST
that is some serious porn
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:38:57 PM EST
How's the peel washer look to you guys? I really wanted to keep a peel washer but ended up having to get it pretty thin to work.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:07:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By JosephR:
How's the peel washer look to you guys? I really wanted to keep a peel washer but ended up having to get it pretty thin to work.

I like crush washers myself.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 2:50:23 PM EST
peel is better
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 2:50:56 PM EST
next thing to do will be to photoshop more skulls and artwork all over the sides like before...
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 2:35:58 PM EST
I'll will eagerly wait for your next pics
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:07:23 PM EST
Great looking rifle, and looks like great work. Thanks for the photos, you've only made a few hundred people jealous and frothing at the mouth now.

I wish I had the time and resources to do that-- all my rifles would be tan.

- rem
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:21:47 PM EST
you want a tan rifle?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:16:28 AM EST
The second set of pictures really shows it off. I think I changed my mind. I like the new finish better. Once again very Nice!
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:23:18 AM EST
Who makes the rifle case?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:30:57 AM EST

Many of those pix are gun-mag quality.

Terrific looking AR, and outstanding pix!
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 2:34:16 AM EST
Joseph, those are great quality photos. Nice work on the rifle and the pics.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:39:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 7:14:19 AM EST by JosephR]
Thanks guys. I really apreciate the comments.

I need more gear and doodads like vests and helmets for really good pictures like Stickman's.

The case is a TacForce case. ADCO sells them but I got mine from www.savvysurvivor.com. He's got all of the sizes in all three colors and the best prices. It's the tan one and it came with the tan velcro-backed mag pouch. I bought the TacForce OD green mag pouch from Island Tactical for $20. They didn't have tan in stock

I've got all of the pictures in their original glory at 2048x1600 resolution if you'd like a wallpaper-suitable version.

I tried making links to them but I have to get with our office internet guru about why I can't link to them without a login...

ETA: I used to use a nail punch with the dimple in the tip to help keep from slipping off of the pins...
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:31:15 AM EST
How do you get the pins out of the front sight? I have my entire gun taken down except for those 2 pins.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:13:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By Smoki69696:
How do you get the pins out of the front sight? I have my entire gun taken down except for those 2 pins.

I don't have pins- just 4 set screws!!

You will need to pound them out from the left side of the rifle out the right side- same direction as the brass flies. Get a hockey puck to set your FSB on when you pound. Drill oversized holes where the pins will come out and if you can, relive the top of the hockey puck so your barrel and FSB will fit in nicely.

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:24:43 AM EST
That looks sweet!
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:44:51 AM EST
nice weapon!
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