Decided to camo my PTR-91....


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nwilliams
January 24, 2013, 08:14 PM
Decided to do something adventurous today and camo my PTR-91. I've never tried doing a camo job before so I just decided to experiment. I used Valspar spray paint and attempted a woodland camo look. Took my a few hours to complete but in the end I was pretty impressed with how it came out.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/PTR-91/PTR91-1_zps66bc9e0c.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/PTR-91/PTR91-2_zps13cb20ea.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/PTR-91/PTR91-3_zps01e47c81.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/PTR-91/PTR91-4_zps47f3791c.jpg

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Big_E
January 24, 2013, 08:23 PM
I think it looks pretty nice.

RPRNY
January 24, 2013, 09:46 PM
That looks great. Well done.

PGT
January 24, 2013, 09:49 PM
I dig it.

MagnumWill
January 24, 2013, 10:35 PM
Looks like it was meant to be that way in the first place. Good job!

mmitch
January 24, 2013, 10:40 PM
Never set it down in the woods!

Mike

v8stang289
January 24, 2013, 10:42 PM
It looks really good.

stubbicatt
January 25, 2013, 10:09 AM
Cool. An inspiration.

I've been contemplating this on my rifle, only I thought I'd just do "coyote" or "dark earth."

I hadn't even thought of the accessories, like magazines.

There may be more to this than I had anticipated.

Brass Fetcher
January 25, 2013, 10:16 AM
Are you trying to hide it from Diane Feinstein?

cal30_sniper
January 25, 2013, 10:58 AM
That thing looks awesome, very nice work. It has a very European look to it. Don't know if that's what you were going for or not, but it fits the rifle perfectly.

GCMkc
January 25, 2013, 12:57 PM
WOW. That looks great. Looks like you've done this before. :D

HoosierQ
January 25, 2013, 04:29 PM
Very "West German" looking.

nwilliams
January 26, 2013, 12:59 AM
That thing looks awesome, very nice work. It has a very European look to it. Don't know if that's what you were going for or not, but it fits the rifle perfectly.

That was definitely the look I was going for. I considered doing a Rhodesian for a time but decided I wanted to go for more of a European woodland look instead.

trueg50
January 26, 2013, 12:57 PM
Looks nice! Lots of the camo jobs look terrible, or don't fit, but I think that fits the rifle nicely.

browningguy
January 26, 2013, 12:58 PM
Nice job.

back40
January 26, 2013, 01:25 PM
looks really good. i like the theme/color choices.

AK103K
January 26, 2013, 11:22 PM
Looks good! Now just watch out, its a very addictive habit. :)


There may be more to this than I had anticipated.
Its only as hard as you want to make it. I used to pull everything apart, and get anal about every little thing. Now, I just tape off what I dont want paint on, and have at it. You dont have to paint all your mags, unless you want to. One or two are usually fine though.

What is important, is prep. Degrease everything very well, then do it again just before you paint, and do your hands too, and do them first each time you do it. Figure out ahead of time how you want to hang or stand the gun while its drying. You may also want to consider how you will hold it as you paint, or at least the base coat. The latter coats/colors can usually be done flat on the ground, one side at a time.

Dr.Rob
January 27, 2013, 01:18 AM
Well done.

792mauser
January 27, 2013, 02:08 AM
+1. Looks good.

chris in va
January 27, 2013, 05:02 AM
That's not factory? Kidding, looks cool.

henschman
January 29, 2013, 12:46 AM
Nice... It will look even cooler after carrying it in the field for several miles!

AK103K
January 29, 2013, 07:26 AM
Yup. A somewhat worn in finish works even better.

bannockburn
January 29, 2013, 07:52 AM
Nice camo job! I especially like all of the hard angled shapes that you used in designing your camo pattern.

DATL
January 29, 2013, 11:27 AM
Looks great! Clean job you did there! I bet you saved some serious coin doing it yourself. Around here a single color duracoat job runs $100-$125 for a pistol. Each color takes it up another $20 or $30. Hell, when someone dropped one of my duracoated pistols on gravel it chipped/scuffed up pretty good so I can't see spray paint doing any worse? Any experience on how it holds up?

henschman
January 29, 2013, 03:17 PM
Here is how my rattle can camo job held up. I painted it right before doing a 7.5 mile run n' gun competition in the desert.

Before:
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk201/henschman/guns/Springfield4.jpg

After:
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk201/henschman/guns/Springfield9.jpg

Sam Cade
January 29, 2013, 04:58 PM
OP, does it match your local environment or is this an objet d'art?

nwilliams
January 30, 2013, 12:52 AM
OP, does it match your local environment or is this an objet d'art?
I suppose it could, I live in the high desert so there are a lot of forested areas around me, but I didn't really do it with the intention of matching my local environment.

Sam Cade
January 30, 2013, 12:58 AM
I looks like it would do well in the Pines.

General Geoff
January 30, 2013, 02:21 AM
The cleanliness and light box make it look like a toy.


A toy I want. :)

Ballistic308
February 1, 2013, 02:31 AM
Great looking camo jobs.

Perhaps if we could only figure out a pattern that would mimic the appearance of tie-dye, or Federal funding, Feinstein would actually start to LIKE our guns.

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