Very good job! Pics look cool to!
Here's my "little" brother shooting his PLO kit from JoeKen that I built for him on a 1.6mm GT receiver, riveted, grit blasted, parked, coated with Norrel's and baked. Shot over 250 rounds without the slightest hiccup. Monotonous reliability. The kit was in poor shape with much rust and grime. Due to the fact the barrel was chrome lined, it made quite a serviceable rifle after it was cleaned up.
Handguards were coated with Bullseye shellac to be authentic. I tinted the shellac with dye to get a good commie red color. Unfortuately, after my bro bump fired it for a few hundred rounds, the shellac started to bubble.
We stripped the shellac and used regular old spar urethane so this wouldn't happen again, although the commie red color is gone. It still look's nice, though. You can see the authentic Russian sling that he bought.
Very nice rifle you built... I wish my bro was that nice to me. lol
I think the handguards look nicer with the second finish you put on them!
Great job, thats weird with the shellac, I've never had that happen before.
Everybody needs a big bro like you!!!! You'd never know that rifle came from a kit that was ever in "poor shape"!!
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It took about three full days of effort. The most time was grit blasting all the parts. It does look like new.
Nice looking rifle!
Which black did you use? Flat, semi-gloss, etc.?
I used flat. I bought a quart of it, so it was a bit cheaper than buying a little bit at a time. I sprayed it using a cheapo harbor freight airbrush for around $20 and it worked fine.
I like the look of the wood the second time around. Looks really good!!
The wood on my PLO kit was trashed.