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Posted: 8/30/2010 4:16:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2010 4:18:12 PM EDT by ainfantry7]
Got it for $238 on gunbroker...haha. She shoots fairly good, but was ugly as can be with new parkerization, 10 round mag, and Pachmayr grips.

Before:





Factory Browning grips BEFORE:



And after 2000 grit sandpaper, steel wool, files, 800 grit sandpaper, new Mecgar mag, hammer, and two flavors of RIT dye...here it is:









I got some adjustable sights that I'm going to put on it when I get around to it...should look pretty cool. I'm going for used and abused 60's match gun look...

So what do you think?
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:37:48 PM EDT

Looks good to me. Let's see it again when you get the sights changed out.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:44:07 PM EDT
what was the dye for?
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:48:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TexasRifleman:
what was the dye for?

Looks like he darkened parts of the wood grips.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:59:43 PM EDT
Yep...Brown for the grips, and black to imitate years of nastiness accumulating in the scratches and dings....
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:21:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ainfantry7:
Yep...Brown for the grips, and black to imitate years of nastiness accumulating in the scratches and dings....



Are those grips the same ones in the first grip picture ?

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:54:02 PM EDT
I liked the wood grips before you made them look like crap.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 11:06:50 PM EDT
Added adjustable target sights...Had to cut the slide with a Dremel and hand fit with files...

Will post pictures as soon as I find my camera. Should look something like...


Just cut and pasted using Paint. Crude, but I got the general idea...and was able to do it.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 2:55:27 AM EDT
Seeking that "battlefield pickup" look?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:14:45 AM EDT
that's some good work, keep goin'
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 9:31:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By NVGdude:
I liked the wood grips before you made them look like crap.



What was wrong with putting on a set of new grips ?? What's next, toss it down a driveway?

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 10:37:07 AM EDT
I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 2:39:05 PM EDT
Nice work. I like guns with a bit of character. It would look better next to a well-worn FAL.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 1:09:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By lew:
Nice work. I like guns with a bit of character. It would look better next to a well-worn FAL.


Sold my DSA SA58 a while back...couldn't pass up making $600 profit...err...
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 1:11:25 AM EDT
So here's my "planning phase in motion...."


And here's after...Took a lot of hard work and patience to get the sights to fit in the hand cuts in the slide...Never done this before, but I think it turned out pretty good.



Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:41:36 AM EDT
Pretty good lookin'. Range report?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 8:21:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By andr3w:
Pretty good lookin'. Range report?


To come...
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 6:15:04 PM EDT
I like it, it has character. Anyone can drop a mint on a safe queen, but you won't be afraid to shoot yours. Looking forward to the range report.
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