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Duracoat

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by gunfreak, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    My friend Ron has this 870 Wingmaster dated 1954 that he is going to give to his son for a college grad gift but it was well worn. I pitched the Duracoat idea to him. I have done a half dozen guns including my own 12 ga and bolt action 30-06. He picked out Tapco dark earth "tan" and this is how it turned out.
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  2. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    Not the color I would have picked but it looks like you did a nice job.
     
  3. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    Funny thing is Ron is color blind, looks grey to him. I told him I was going with hot pink:D.
    I had enough to do an old 870 I have too. Didn't care much for the color either but why complain when I didn't pay for the paint.
     
  4. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Looks good but yeah the color might go better with black furniture. That wood is a classic look just not with that color;)
     
  5. BoatRanch

    BoatRanch Back and forth between Port Townsend and Alaska Member

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    Wood and the color looks nice to me. Especially for wet bird hunting. Reminds me of the old days when my dad wore brown WWII Surplus Air Borne boots, and old school green/gray hunting gear. All wool and duck canvas in those days. No synthetics, no fancy camo
     
  6. Windsor

    Windsor Myrtle Creek OR Active Member

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    I think it looks good. How hard is that to do? I've been thinking of doing it to my mosin when I am done with the work I'm doing to it and get a new stock. Any bad fumes from putting it in the oven?
     
  7. jim97701

    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    How in the heck are you gonna get a Mosin in the oven?.
     
  8. Windsor

    Windsor Myrtle Creek OR Active Member

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    Very carefully. I'm pretty good at figuring stuff out, and I have access to enough sheet metal to build an extension if I need to.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2014
  9. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I like the color