My painted, "faded" 1960s Redfield Greenie 3x-9x Nam Replica M40 rifle and scope

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Gunnyhiway
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My painted, "faded" 1960s Redfield Greenie 3x-9x Nam Replica M40 rifle and scope

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After about 10 hours of surface prep (I left some scratches on for a "used vintage, been there " look ) 2 light coats of auto grade base paint of a lighter more sun bleached green tone IMO, 3 days drying time, one coat of clear protective sealer, two days drying, about a half day in a hot box and here she is !!!
I realize she ain't the real McCoy and I'll probably never be in a financial position to have a real one but she looks way more authentic than the gloss black she once dressed in and that's good enough for this ole paper puncher. The lights do make the color look different depending on the brightness as was told to me by a collector of the "real" ones after he sent me some pics of his collection of these rare scopes.
If I'd drag her thru the Glades for 6 months it might be hard to tell the difference. LOL !!!

I'm happy with the ole girl. :mrgreen:


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ROLL TIDE !

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I no see no photoctures.

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Gunnyhiway
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Wakko wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:39 am
I no see no photoctures.
Try this: :mrgreen:

https://m14forum.com/usmc-m40-rifle/499 ... leted.html
ROLL TIDE !

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You have to be a member to see the pics. :/

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