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Posted: 2/8/2012 10:11:02 PM EDT
John gave me some great help on the hand gaurds. His work was outstanding if I do say so myself. The mans an artist. I have not finished the 601 yet because it has taken me a while to figure out the charging handle for it. I bought some dimpled take down pins and bolt catch from Johns web site.I just haven't put them on yet.The charging handle it is in the white I just need a bit more work and a i can then anodize it. I did realize that the handle itself is not symmetrical. So I had to cnc this thing a couple of times but we got right. I should turn out a few more now that we got the g codes right. Its fun to finish a few projects. I made these from 80 percent receivers. There not perfect but they still look cool. They were a lot of fun to do. Hope you all enjoy em. So here I go again trying to post a photo I sure hope it works this time.
Link Posted: 2/8/2012 10:26:24 PM EDT
that looks nice, especially the charging handle.
Link Posted: 2/9/2012 5:55:29 AM EDT
I have a pair of sox just like yours, cool
Link Posted: 2/9/2012 6:01:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2012 6:01:40 AM EDT by Engineer5]
More pics and info on the zebra rifle please!
Link Posted: 2/9/2012 6:26:12 AM EDT
The zebra is a a gm replica I stamped from an 80%receiver and then had a friend profile. I then finished the fire control group. The upper is marked LM with an early barrel. As you can see I tried my best to match the original anodized color. The strips are od green paint using tape to outline it. The sling is nylon rope GI issue vietnam era i picked up at a surplus shop. It has an m-16 selector that was modified for ar-15 fire control parts from Sarco. Gives it that cool look. Hand guards pistol grip and buttstock are USGI. I am heading out of town for 4 days but will try to post more photos when I return. Thanks for lookin
Link Posted: 2/9/2012 6:29:14 AM EDT
More pics on all the rifles please! They look damn nice.

Maybe a little more info on parts, barrel markings etc.

I really like the tiger striped Hydramatic, way cool!! Finish is awesome.

Well done sir!!!!
Link Posted: 2/9/2012 8:14:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MrM1A1:
More pics on all the rifles please! They look damn nice.

Maybe a little more info on parts, barrel markings etc.

I really like the tiger striped Hydramatic, way cool!! Finish is awesome.

Well done sir!!!!


This!
Insufficient data and too few pics! Don't be a retro tease!
Link Posted: 2/9/2012 8:34:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By OlGunner:
Originally Posted By MrM1A1:
More pics on all the rifles please! They look damn nice.

Maybe a little more info on parts, barrel markings etc.

I really like the tiger striped Hydramatic, way cool!! Finish is awesome.

Well done sir!!!!


This!
Insufficient data and too few pics! Don't be a retro tease!


^^^^^^ This! I'm liking what I am seeing!

Link Posted: 2/9/2012 9:48:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By OlGunner:
Originally Posted By MrM1A1:
More pics on all the rifles please! They look damn nice.

Maybe a little more info on parts, barrel markings etc.

I really like the tiger striped Hydramatic, way cool!! Finish is awesome.

Well done sir!!!!


This!
Insufficient data and too few pics! Don't be a retro tease!


++1
Link Posted: 2/9/2012 12:31:07 PM EDT
Super cool rifles. I have a similar 601 build in the works based on John's furniture. I have a similar anodizing scheme in mind. Very coconut rifle-like. Great job and thanks for the pics.
Link Posted: 2/9/2012 5:08:55 PM EDT
VERY nice redbaby! They look outfreakingstanding. "I cant take it any more" I just finished my 601 this evening,,,,,,,,getting really impatient to post some pics. (have to wait till this weekend)
Link Posted: 2/9/2012 5:36:20 PM EDT
Awesome.

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Link Posted: 2/9/2012 8:27:06 PM EDT
Very nice, now I want to go buy some green tape. More pictures please
Link Posted: 2/11/2012 3:55:34 PM EDT
I'm late to the party, but all three of those look great! Especially the A1's!
Link Posted: 2/11/2012 5:44:42 PM EDT
did you get Morg 308 to do the the cammo on that?
Link Posted: 2/13/2012 3:33:10 PM EDT
Here are some more photos I was out of town so I am a bit late getting them up so here it goes. The tiger strips are green od paint. I used blue masking tape to make the stripes Tear the edge so it is uneven. The upper is marked L and M barrel is a sak mp marked Thanks for the interest


Link Posted: 2/13/2012 4:03:10 PM EDT
I missed this the first time around! Very purty rifles!

Add me to the list of stripe lovers!

If I ever get the 605 done I may have to break out the rattle can!
Link Posted: 2/13/2012 4:18:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By redbaby:
Here are some more photos I was out of town so I am a bit late getting them up so here it goes. The tiger strips are green od paint. I used blue masking tape to make the stripes Tear the edge so it is uneven. The upper is marked L and M barrel is a sak mp marked Thanks for the interest
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h395/redbaby48/DSCF0077.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h395/redbaby48/DSCF0079.jpg

That's one of the best looking 603's I've seen done here!
Link Posted: 2/13/2012 6:19:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 86HMMWV:
Originally Posted By redbaby:
Here are some more photos I was out of town so I am a bit late getting them up so here it goes. The tiger strips are green od paint. I used blue masking tape to make the stripes Tear the edge so it is uneven. The upper is marked L and M barrel is a sak mp marked Thanks for the interest
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h395/redbaby48/DSCF0077.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h395/redbaby48/DSCF0079.jpg

That's one of the best looking 603's I've seen done here!


The match of the anodizing between the upper and lower is amazing. Usually, one is lighter than the other.
Link Posted: 2/13/2012 7:24:47 PM EDT
That Hydra-Matic just does it for me. That rifle says "shoot me." The zebra stripes look outstanding. A real inspirational post.

By the way, is there any kind of historical reference for this type of striping with paint in the field? I have seen a few photos with stripped up furniture, but I always thought it was with tape?
Link Posted: 2/13/2012 7:34:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Megaro:
That Hydra-Matic just does it for me. That rifle says "shoot me." The zebra stripes look outstanding. A real inspirational post.

By the way, is there any kind of historical reference for this type of striping with paint in the field? I have seen a few photos with stripped up furniture, but I always thought it was with tape?


also bathtub flower stickers were used:


some good pics here:
http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=3&f=123&t=517166
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:49:22 AM EDT
Now thats a great photo Thanks for posting that one. Buy the way thanks for the comments everyone. I got the strips idea from Vietnam photos and went from there These were supper fun projects. I have to admit the anodizing matching did get a bit frustrating.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 12:15:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By redbaby:
I have to admit the anodizing matching did get a bit frustrating.

The upper receiver was already that color and you matched the lower receiver? If so, great job!
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 4:25:04 PM EDT
Yeah but the H and R below the GM was the harder one. It had a grey green upper that took some goofing around with bleach olive drabe and nln grey to match the lower. I think I did it 5 or 6 times and finally got it.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 5:47:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By redbaby: I bought some dimpled take down pins and bolt catch from Johns web site.


?? I know I've been a bit absent lately but I completely missed this.
Anyone care to share a link?

Nice collection redbaby!
Looks great on that table too, but you need to take off the socks next time.
socks!=toes.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:23:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TexSquirrel:
Originally Posted By redbaby: I bought some dimpled take down pins and bolt catch from Johns web site.


?? I know I've been a bit absent lately but I completely missed this.
Anyone care to share a link?

Nice collection redbaby!
Looks great on that table too, but you need to take off the socks next time.
socks!=toes.


Hi I think he was referring to JT's WTS services ad on RBR.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 7:13:04 AM EDT
The tiger striping on the that 603 is great.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 3:11:30 PM EDT
You guys like the socks very funny. I have to admit I laughed when I went back and looked I should do them zebra stripped also. My next project you all may like. I am going to try a prototype. Hopefully I can post a photo of the receiver art in the next few weeks. I am going to have to machine a 0 percent receiver to get the magwell to work and the mag release the correct size. Is there any interest in these? With a group I may be able to get the machining done for less. Email me if your interested
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