Need help identifying firearms finish


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gunnut_10
November 12, 2012, 12:54 AM
I can't tell if they're blued but worned off or really good parkerizing job. It seems that blued firearms are always so glossy and shinny, but parkerized ones are pale grey. I guess what I'm really concerned with is what was the most common gun finish on the classic AK47 type 3 or the Chinese milled Type 56. Please enlightened me on this subject.
http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t519/DTH10/6135616008_fd76a72239.jpg
http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t519/DTH10/5750477462_d68c06a1a2.jpg
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http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t519/DTH10/AK_47.jpg

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MedWheeler
November 12, 2012, 07:08 AM
Matte-black finish (essentially, flat-black paint.)

Handsome rifle, by the way. Is that you? (you're gonna get your hand smacked for having that finger on the trigger in image #3!) :neener:

Deus Machina
November 12, 2012, 08:10 AM
I've seen parkerized AK's, but most of them I've seen have been painted. Perhaps over park.

It's cheap and it protects from rust until it wears off. Whatever they use is tough stuff.

303tom
November 12, 2012, 08:15 AM
Kids............

They are painted !

gunnut_10
November 12, 2012, 10:54 PM
No that is not me in the picture, just some random dude. I was looking through the internet for some AK pictures and that picture came up. Hmm, I should have black out his face or something... (Done)

So about the finish, the Chinese type 56 milled receiver were historically painted? Would just about any kind of paint would work or is their a certain paint that's better on steel? How about color wise?

The reason I asked is because I want to build a retro AK after finishing my retro AR.
http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t519/DTH10/S6302033.jpg
http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t519/DTH10/S6302035.jpg
http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t519/DTH10/S6302034.jpg
Just showing off some pictures of my creation :D

Twiki357
November 12, 2012, 11:18 PM
That retro AR looks nice. Let me know when your finished with it and I'll send you my mailing address. :evil:

gunnut_10
November 12, 2012, 11:31 PM
:D Thanks for the compliment. Here are some more photos for your enjoyment
http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t519/DTH10/S6302036.jpg
http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t519/DTH10/S6302037.jpg
http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t519/DTH10/S6302030.jpg
http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t519/DTH10/S6302031.jpg
http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t519/DTH10/S6302032.jpg
http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t519/DTH10/S6302028.jpg
http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t519/DTH10/S6302029.jpg
Forgive me, I'm just looking for excuse to show off my baby :D

Shear_stress
November 13, 2012, 07:30 AM
So about the finish, the Chinese type 56 milled receiver were historically painted? Would just about any kind of paint would work or is their a certain paint that's better on steel? How about color wise?

They were blued, not painted.

forindooruseonly
November 13, 2012, 08:55 AM
The AK in the range photos is permanently pointed downrange. It's a range in Vietnam where you can shoot full autos, if you buy ammo at very high prices lol. The barrels are strapped to the concrete wall, thus you can move the aim a tiny bit, but mostly they just hang there. Notice the other guns in the background, magically holding themselves up!

I've been there, some of the other grad students I was with loved it. Me, I grew up around full autos, so I didn't partake.

thump_rrr
November 13, 2012, 11:33 PM
Why is it that whenever anyone needs to post pics of their rifles it ends up being in the kitchen with bare feet?

I'm not criticizing, I've done it too.

gunnut_10
November 14, 2012, 12:38 AM
My kitchen has better lighting than my room, and who wears shoes in their own home?

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