Linz posted:

Meanwhile, in 1918...


"Springfield 1903 sniper w/ Warner & Swasey M1913 scope, photo taken in 1918. Note the camouflage pain on the stock, and the distinctive cruciform grasping knob on the range adjustment of the scope."

Forgotten Firearms


Low hanging fruit...



So, Pat..... did you use the same technique on that Springfield? Or has it evolved over the years?





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Cool..thanks. painted with the can on..20160123_161407

3 Kyrlon colors from the cammo line..khaki, brown and green. It's what was on hand and a 60 degree day in a Colorado winter was too good an oprotunity to pass up. LMT MWS, AAC SDN7, Vortex 4-16x, Burris fastfire.


Also did the M&P22 in the same effort. It looks are more like most BoP outcomes. Thought the MWS and M&P came out very more target indicator black on either other than the optics


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Looks good...

Me, I'd have taped the glass & painted the optic, too.  Besides glass, the only thing I don't paint is rubbery stuff like tape switches & cables (to which I don't think paint would stick).

Is the paint drying properly on the Glock frame?  I'm getting ready to paint a carbine with Magpul XT rail covers on the handguard, and am concerned with how long my test handguard has stayed tacky (although it is getting better, just takes longer than with harder plastics).

I haven't had any issue with Glock frames or any plastic Magpul furniture. (Rubber butt pads on stocks or the MOE+ grips are a no-go)  I do feel like the drying time might be a little bit longer than the metal components.  That all hinges on your weather and humidity too.

I hate seeing so many great pics have disappeared from this thread, especially Pat's as usual excellent work.

Anyone have a best to use paint remover from plastic surfaces?   I'm afraid of turning some stuff into a lump of goo or softening the surface  if I go with the wrong thing.   

The things have been painted several times and the later coats don't seem to be bonding well so I'd like to start from scratch again.


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Where did you get the white Aervoe paint? My son wants to paint his M&P 15-22 furniture white but I can't find a source for the paint in quantities less than a case. Thanks. 


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