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Painted Ordnance, Pt 2

And here we have the sexiest hallway cleaner in the Tarheel state:

Like the Norinco, I carefully filed and sanded smooth any crusties, then sandblasted the steel parts, then Parkerized, skipping the oil treatment step, then immediately airbrushed with Brownell’s Moly Resin. The magazine tube extension was sprayed with a rattlecan and not redone with the airbrush, which is why it’s a tad glossier than the barrel and receiver. The trigger guard was sprayed with Aluma-hyde II, then given 3 days to cure. The glossy stock tends to clash a little with the flat black paint, so I might get a synthetic stock set when I get a job again.

I know that pistols are handier, and carbines offer more shots between reloads and greater range and accuracy, but there’s just something satisfying about a shotgun.

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  1. TD | August 20, 2008 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    Just dull down the high-gloss finish and lose the white line spacers; go for kind of a retro-military look.

  2. Ben | August 21, 2008 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Is that a 20″ bbl? 00 or #4 buckshot?

  3. pdb | August 21, 2008 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    It measures 19 1/4″ from the muzzle to the breechface. It’s not a standard Remington length, I had a 26″ plain Full barrel chopped off to match the length of the +3 mag tube, and then had a gold bead added. It runs great and I didn’t even have to open up the gas ports.

    I favor OO buck over smaller sizes. It shoots the Walmart Remington 15 round packs tightly enough that I don’t bother with reduced recoil or other high dollar premium buck. It also shoots 100 round value carton birdshot reliably for practice.

  4. MauserMedic | August 21, 2008 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Pretty nice job for starting out, I’d think. I’ve no experience there, but there’s nothing to grab my attention and go “wow, that’s crap”, which is saying something compared to most hobby smiths. Hope I’ll be able to do that well some day, as I’d just draw attention to how I screwed it up. Your’s looks like a good quality refinishing job.

  5. Unix-Jedi | August 23, 2008 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Apparently gunskool has gotten in the way of Lawn Mowing 101. :)

    (Yes, yes, mine’s at least 4x higher, but my mower broke.)

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