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.