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Old October 11th, 2015, 06:32 PM   #46
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Question: did the receivers on the original M-14's come from the factory with this type of highlighting?

I have one of the JRA Winnie receivers but the stamping is pretty shallow and I've had the gun Duracoated Colt Gray (a perfect match for Parkerizing BTW) so don't know how the use of acetones and such would affect the Duracoat.

If they indeed came from the factory like this I'd like to give it a whirl.

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Old October 11th, 2015, 06:43 PM   #47
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Question: did the receivers on the original M-14's come from the factory with this type of highlighting?
To the best of my knowledge they did not.

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Old October 11th, 2015, 07:04 PM   #48
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Question: did the receivers on the original M-14's come from the factory with this type of highlighting?.
No. Plus I had spent several nights within our company armory room full of M14's with zero with highlights on them.


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Old October 11th, 2015, 07:39 PM   #49
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Sand color or gray would be neat, as it would be more subdued. I've used white, yellow, and red. They all came out great. I used my method each time and just like refinishing, it's all about the preparation.

I can do another yellow and share it here if you'd like.
That'd be neat to see. Going back through the thread, it looks as though some pictures are no longer visible.

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Old December 26th, 2015, 08:32 PM   #50
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That'd be neat to see. Going back through the thread, it looks as though some pictures are no longer visible.
I haven't forgotten about this, Cody. Just crazy busy lately. I will try to get this done later this week for you.

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Old December 26th, 2015, 09:52 PM   #51
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Here's an M1 Garand receiver that I did in yellow.
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Old December 27th, 2015, 03:08 AM   #52
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Nice!

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Old December 27th, 2015, 03:11 AM   #53
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Once I get my M14 back from Wolfe I may give it ago. I should probably practice on my magazines first, knowing how shoddy my hands on skills are.

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Old January 2nd, 2016, 03:16 PM   #54
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Absolutely an Outstanding post! Will absolutely be doing this as well as mags. Really makes it look great in my opinion. Should be done from the factory if ya ask me. I like your method best that I have found. Thanks for the write up.

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I could not agree more, it gives it that museum quality look.

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Old January 4th, 2016, 06:13 PM   #56
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Alright you've convinced me. Now what color to use on my M1 and Scout? So hard to decide. Thanks, Jersey. Appreciate learning how to upgrade my pride and joys.

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Old December 29th, 2016, 01:39 PM   #57
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I like the yellow-on-black look.......
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Old December 29th, 2016, 01:54 PM   #58
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Great write up, OP.

I have done the same but use model paints like Model Master, Tamiya etc. Tons of military looking colors. I'll dig up some pics to add.

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Great write up, OP.

I have done the same but use model paints like Model Master, Tamiya etc. Tons of military looking colors. I'll dig up some pics to add.
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There are more ways than mine to color in a heel stamp, but I use this method most often as I believe it produces a very solid and wear-resistant color fill.

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I just raided the old paint pen stash at the junkyard I work at. I found white, yellow, fluorescent orange, fluorescent green and fluorescent pink (for those fruity guns).

Pretty safe to say that my rifles are getting some highlights soon. Kind of a nice way to accent the roll marks I want to show off and maybe hide the import marks on some of my other milsurps as well.

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