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Posted: 5/8/2001 6:03:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/8/2001 6:16:06 PM EDT by NYshooter]
[img]http://www.zing.com/picture/p147d157b800aaf30a81fb6ec0ae76cf5/fe8b525a.jpg.orig.jpg[/img][img]http://www.zing.com/picture/pc5b4b22ae3bb76b6b1a42cfb8ced74ab/fe8b5256.jpg.orig.jpg[/img][img]http://www.zing.com/picture/pfd5d54f6e096e85b8eab0e4227e35e79/fe8b5257.jpg.orig.jpg[/img] It's a L1A1 on a Imbel metric reciever.It's a great shooter but could use a new finish on it.Ok people, should I try one of those spray on & bake finishes or sent it out to be done by one of the pro refinishing shops? If any one has pics of their own re-dues or had thiers sent out I like to see the finished product. Pics make it look better then it is. barrel & break have several cuts marks on them. trigger section looks like the finish is wearing down alot & the reciever has the Imbel dark grey color, and the rest of the rifle is a black shade.
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 6:10:45 PM EDT
Looks ok to me. Unless you're gonna sell it, invest in more ammo instead of finish.
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 6:11:04 PM EDT
Have used the bake - ons before, (sorry no pics) result was OK, and durable. Nothing beats genuine Parkerizing, but the baked - on was a close 2nd.
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 6:11:52 PM EDT
Send it to me. You won't recognize it when you get it back!
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 6:49:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/8/2001 6:48:32 PM EDT by Duffy]
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 6:58:52 PM EDT
Duffypoo, Is that knee Pre-ban?
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 7:32:51 PM EDT
Ready for a really cheap and durable finish? I've got an L1A1 KlintonSporter with the Imbel receiver. The "new blue" finish from Century Arms wasn't even blued; it was flaking off and easily removed with my fingernail. Solution? I carefully taped off the stock; removed the handguards and taped off any holes or crevices; and proceded to use a green 3M ScotchGard pad with 100% rubbing alcohol to get the offending crap off the gun. Finish was applied with: RUSTOLEUM BBQ BLACK 1300 DEGREE HIGH TEMP PAINT... I applied it evenly, and in several coats. I let it dry for a week. Do not hurry here. After it was dry, I reassembled the gun and took it out for some shooting. At one point, I ran a 20-rd. mag all the way and the gun was SMOKIN'! Any and all residual grease or wet paint was immediately cured at that moment. The finish has lasted over 4 years. It is matte black and smooth. Looks good. Costs about 5 bucks. Good Luck.
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 7:58:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/8/2001 8:12:05 PM EDT
Send it to Birdsong and have it Black T'ed. $200.
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