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Posted: 10/16/2001 9:33:53 PM EDT
Does anyone else care as much as I do that the brass deflector isn't marred by brass? I just can't bring my self to let brass hit it. I cover it with velcro to save the finish.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 9:56:30 PM EDT
I use electricians tape. Several layers. Change it when worn. Very cheap.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 10:04:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2001 9:59:16 PM EDT by M15A2]
I used that at first but I found this velcro and it seems to last longer. The price was right.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 10:07:22 PM EDT
My Patriot pistol came with some kind of custom fit rubber pad on the deflector, one on the dust shield too. There are almost no brass marks on my reciever.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 10:08:55 PM EDT
I have seen someone super glued a piece of aluminium on the brass deflector. I think the velco is a good idea to keep the finish intact.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 10:11:45 PM EDT
I like the brass finish on my shell deflector. I think it looks pretty [shotgun]
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 10:52:32 PM EDT
Interesting you should bring this up. I bought my first AR a few years ago, Colt MT6601C, and have been able to clean the brass marks off the brass deflector after ever shoot with Hoppes #9. Just last December I bought a Pre Ban Bushamster, and I can't get the brass marks off worth a damn. Must be the difference in finishes. What I find odd is that the Colt has a much more course surface to its finish than the Bushamster. So I'd expect the marks to come off more easily from the Bushmaster than from the Colt, but that's not the case. I guess I'm gonna have to cover the deflector. I was wondering if anyone was as anal about marking up the receiver as I am.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 11:40:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 11:46:49 PM EDT
OK
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 3:37:16 AM EDT
WTF... [rolleyes] Its just a brass defector. It won't effect the function of the rifle if it gets scratched up a little. Gives it character, battle scars. You people remind me of kids years ago in school who won't use the pencil eraser because it is so beautiful brand new. rofl [:D]
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 5:55:31 AM EDT
7's right. Leave it alone. Adds character to the rifle. You should have seen some of the scroungy ones we had in my unit. Remember, it's a battle rifle. A few scratches won't hurt it. [soapbox] [8D][argue][8D]
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 5:58:33 AM EDT
The brass deflectoris your FNG identifier!![;)] I get very upset about any mark on my metal except right there...
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 6:00:43 AM EDT
Friends of mine would call me pretty picky and anal, but even I don't care about the brass deflector. It's a WEAPON, not a wall piece. Well, to each his own. I gave up being that anal in my 20's.
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 6:15:40 AM EDT
Jeez... I dont mind the marks at all. It is, after all, a device specifically designed to get hit by brass. I do give it a wipe with hoppes from time to time... but I sure dont mind a little brass marking. It is a shooter... not a museum piece.
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 7:11:49 AM EDT
Wait till you put a spiffy new scope base on a FAL, and run a few hundred rounds of .308 through it. Now that's what real brass marks are supposed to look like! [^]
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 8:09:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 6:25:10 PM EDT
Maybe we could Bushmaster or someone to make a padded brass deflector bra!
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