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Posted: 2/26/2006 6:51:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 6:53:13 PM EDT by lanceB]
Alright so I have my M4. On the upper reciever there is a scracth as you can see below, I don't know what the hell happened to it. Can this be fixed, re-painted, anything? Also as you can see below, there is a small scratch on the barrel. I wanted to put an A2 Bird Cage or something of the like on the the end of the muzzle anyways and plus i figured it would cover the scratch up so I'm kinda killing two birds w/ one stone. Any estimates on how much it would cost to get put on or is that even an option? I am 99.9% sure its a Bushmater upper (cause i bought it just barrely used). It IS a 16 inch H BAR 1/9 twist. Bushmaters calls it "16 inch Heavy Barrel Assembly" and looks identical so...

Just the gun itself
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/6775/p10001472dd.jpg

http://img436.imageshack.us/img436/3659/p10001543li.jpg

scratch on upper reciever
http://img436.imageshack.us/img436/3273/p10001485ci.jpg

barrel
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9889/p10001516vz.jpg
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:53:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 6:54:47 PM EDT by WilsonCQB1911]
Duck!! Here they come now

The "upper receiver scracth" -- are you referring to the brass deflector?? Are you planning on shooting the gun?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:54:28 PM EDT
?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:56:29 PM EDT
Your gonna need to thread your barrel first.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:56:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 6:58:52 PM EDT by WilsonCQB1911]
Sorry - these kind of posts come up every so often and invariably spiral downward into a rant about how it's a tool and who cares.

Anyway, the scratch on the upper is from brass flying out and hitting the brass deflector. No worries there. As far as the barrel, I wouldn't concern yourself. Actually I wouldn't worry about much of any scratches. Use it and enjoy it. It will get worn from use.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:57:13 PM EDT
OMG, I actually had no idea about that, lol I AM AN IDIOT! WOW
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:58:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:59:06 PM EDT
How much would it cost to get the barrel threaded first? Since everything is so damn expensive on this gun I am guessing it costs a lot. Is it even worth it?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:00:56 PM EDT
Wouldn't cost too much depending on where ya get it from.

ADCO for one charges like $40 or so I believe for barrel threading.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:01:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lanceB:
OMG, I actually had no idea about that, lol I AM AN IDIOT! WOW



We were all novices once . Nobody on this board just picked up a rifle and suddenly knew everything about it.

The brass marks may come off with a little CLP. I notice that they usually do when I clean mine.

Scratches do add character though. Just enjoy shooting it. A perfect firearm is an unused firearm.

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:03:00 PM EDT
thanks for the info, much appreciated.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:03:48 PM EDT
adco does it for like $65 or so.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:04:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:19:15 PM EDT
shoot it
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:25:07 PM EDT
I say shoot it, spend the 65 on ammo and enjoy the weapon.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:39:24 PM EDT
you could always put a little piece of felt on your brass deflector






im sorry i had too
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:42:26 PM EDT
I thought I was on candid camera when I saw the "scratch".
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:21:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 8:22:04 PM EDT by eye_spy]
Brass marks on the deflector .... no worries, that's normal.

If it really bothers you that much then just re-touch it with Brownells Alumnahyde II.

ETA: how many rounds have you shot thru that?
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 8:27:30 AM EDT
A little CLP and some scrubbing and most of that will come off anyways. No worries.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 8:40:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eye_spy:
Brass marks on the deflector .... no worries, that's normal.

If it really bothers you that much then just re-touch it with Brownells Alumnahyde II.

ETA: how many rounds have you shot thru that?



You could always paint the upper and lower a nice brass color - problem solved.
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