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Posted: 2/28/2001 10:46:34 PM EDT
I was looking at uglygun's ARs a min ago and started wondering what clor everyones "black rifles" are.

I know that many have colored coatings and paint-jobs, others have colored furniture, some even have walnut.

Myself I have OEM Armalite green on my current rifle and did had a standard black bushy for a short while (not purple mind you).

So what do you guys have? Post some pics if you have them (mine won't be ready till around thursday of next week when my friend scanns them).

Link Posted: 2/28/2001 11:00:00 PM EDT
my lightweight government carbine clone has 'sage green' M4 handguards and "waffle" stock... the paint company calls it OD, but it ain't.


my Remington 700 is just got a sand-brown moly coat on the bbl and action, and flat tan on the stock.

and my Remington Seven scout has the stock painted in  the same green ans the CAR and tan.
gotta do something about the metal soon.
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 11:59:59 PM EDT
Sorry I don't have any pics yet, But I have a Bushmaster AKshorty w/ green furniture and I do have the purple upper,it's gotta be in the right light though.

Link Posted: 3/1/2001 1:46:15 AM EDT
a chance to post pics? sure! only one that is green. rest are grey or black rifles.
happy shooting,

see my other's at

moderator, why doesn't my link work? need advice
Link Posted: 3/1/2001 4:05:11 AM EDT
Colt: Grey

BM/CLE:  Grey lower, black upper

AR-10A4C:  Green

AR-15 BM/Arm:  Grey lower, green upper.

I love'em all!

Link Posted: 3/1/2001 4:28:26 AM EDT

Great website! Now you've got me wanting to start my own "skunkworks"!! :)

By the way, my black gun is black.

Link Posted: 3/1/2001 4:29:29 AM EDT
All Black...
Link Posted: 3/1/2001 4:38:02 AM EDT
Which one???

Most recent project has green furniture, dark charcoal lower, and black upper.

I really don't care if the upper and lower are a color match. This ain't a fashion show.

Rest of AR's are all black. Black IS beautiful!!!

Link Posted: 3/1/2001 4:45:25 AM EDT
Standard Bushmaster black, all of them
Link Posted: 3/1/2001 7:18:08 AM EDT
One black bushmaster.
One slightly purple bushmaster.
One grey EA lower that was recently painted black with brownells teflon/moly  and it came out great.
Link Posted: 3/1/2001 8:01:50 AM EDT
It's......The Black Rifle

Trust me, I'm with the Government


Link Posted: 3/1/2001 8:31:30 AM EDT
10/22 - flat black, refinished with Brownells baking lacquer

.38 - stealth grey
Link Posted: 3/1/2001 8:41:33 AM EDT
Mine is also all black.  Sometimes however it does get a few white spots on it, but that's only when I get excited!!  This can easily be wiped off!!

Link Posted: 3/1/2001 8:56:12 AM EDT
All of my current AR's are black with black furniture.  Has anyone else noticed that not all the "blacks" are as black as others?  I noticed DPMS has the lightest black and Colt has the darkest.

The Azalin
Link Posted: 3/1/2001 9:06:29 AM EDT
a chance to post pics? sure! only one that is green. rest are grey or black rifles.
happy shooting,

see my other's at

moderator, why doesn't my link work? need advice
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Link Posted: 3/1/2001 11:10:35 PM EDT
Uh......black. Can you guess what color my orange rifle is? I'm not gonna tell you.
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 9:47:19 AM EDT
If they aren't Black when I get 'em, they soon will be, 'cuz they look so good snuggled up next to my Pink & White body!!!
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 12:36:43 PM EDT
Yep! Mine are also all black.  In my opinion they look best that way.
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 12:53:14 PM EDT
Here's on of mine -
Camo parts were purchased from LooseCannon from AR15.com #1.  I'm too chicken to attempt matching the rest.
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 1:05:46 PM EDT

Well, not all are black

Link Posted: 3/2/2001 1:57:59 PM EDT
16" flattop AR:
O.D. receivers,barrel assembly and Armalite
green furniture/ small parts are earth brown.
 Earth brown below insertion point.

bolt gun:
receiver and barrel are O.D./ scope and mounts are light flat brown. stock is McMillan forest camo. Harris bipod is earth brown.

Earth brown with O.D. breakup.
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 2:16:26 PM EDT
You can get them in something other than black??
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 4:42:39 PM EDT
Its like the helicopters there really dark green
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 6:22:20 PM EDT
Black, black and black.

Here you go Colt:

Link Posted: 3/2/2001 7:45:53 PM EDT
What is the deal with the purple bushmasters?
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 9:53:40 PM EDT
It's a euphemism for "BLOOD GORGED".
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 10:04:19 PM EDT

Link Posted: 3/2/2001 10:12:29 PM EDT
BNSFer, that is so funny, all that attention to scale and the maker of that toy gun goes and puts the handguards on sideways, LOL!

That's just too funny.
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 11:28:48 PM EDT
It's a euphemism for "BLOOD GORGED".
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Link Posted: 3/2/2001 11:33:02 PM EDT
Dupont Teflon-S Black
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 11:39:06 PM EDT
What is the deal with the purple bushmasters?
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I was punching out the rear pin on a purple one before and I slipped just a little.

Purple finish scratched quick and revealed bare metal.

It was only a small scratch and it took off a good amount of purple.
Link Posted: 3/3/2001 12:28:35 AM EDT
Mine all look the same.  The DPMS upper matches the ASA lower.  I can't tell any difference between my Colt and Bushmaster.  I must be color blind.  I wanted some green furniture but don't remember where I saw it.  I still want to by a stainless lower from DPMS.
Link Posted: 3/3/2001 2:05:31 AM EDT
My black rifle is green. A nice Bushy green.
Link Posted: 3/3/2001 5:57:25 AM EDT
Only 1 black rifle here!


Those of us in the north know the value of one of these!


The last thing a squirrel wants to see! BTW, does this count as a black rifle? :D

Link Posted: 3/3/2001 7:40:14 AM EDT
Politically correct for folks?  Mid-night, ? Crude Oil ?  Oh heck, Dark Black!
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