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Posted: 10/25/2004 4:15:44 PM EST
What type of metal finish was put on Garands of ww2 era, and is it possibly to duplicate?
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:49:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 5:52:20 PM EST by tangeant]

Originally Posted By ArmourerETU:
What type of metal finish was put on Garands of ww2 era, and is it possibly to duplicate?



This is a very touchy subject with M1 collectors, Finish was parkerized BUT the correct color is still much disputed. Color varied from manufacture and varied through out production.

Medium/Dark Grey, Black or Black with green hue are the common colors observed on WW2 M1's.
Dean's does a very nice black green at a reasonable price.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:54:27 PM EST
Don't drive yourself crazy trying to get the exact color. The fact is there is no exact color. Go with a zinc phosphate.
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