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Leave alone or camo it

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Redman Khornet, Nov 27, 2022.

  1. Redman Khornet

    Redman Khornet Member

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    Ok I just want to see what everyone thinks about this . Camo it or leave her as is ? Browning 1885 low wall in 22 K Hornet . Bought the rifle to predator hunt with KIMG0008~2.JPG
     
  2. kje54

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    It's yours, do what pleases you. Personally I would like it either way. If you choose to rattle can it that looks like a poly finish which will have to be removed first.
     
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  3. Redman Khornet

    Redman Khornet Member

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    Thanks I'm torn on it . Prettiest rifle in the safe
     
  4. horsemen61

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    I’d leave it alone but that’s just me
     
  5. I6turbo

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    You asked for thoughts, mine is that there is no chance in hell that *I* would camo that gun.
    Or pretty much any other gun for that matter, unless perhaps I was going to be dressed in a ghillie suit and going against two-legged upright critters, or some such.... :)

    But, if I owned that gun and I really wanted to camo it, I'd camo it.
     
  6. trackskippy

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    As nice as that looks, Id probably just tape or wrap it for the season and then remove it.

    If you do paint it, Id leave the poly coat alone and just paint over it. If you use a removable paint, it will come off easier and wont hurt the finish.
     
  7. I6turbo

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    I'm curious, Why are you considering doing it - what are the expected advantages?
     
  8. Redman Khornet

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    I got a ghillie. But it's shiny
     
  9. Redman Khornet

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    ity shiny & every time I take it out it gets a new scratch or ding
     
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  10. tark

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    That's called " good, honest wear."
     
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  11. Jimster

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    I would leave that alone.
     
  12. Armored farmer

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    I wouldn't camo it. That's a beautiful rifle.
    Wood and blue steel for me.
    ....but suit yourself.
     
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  13. sparkyv

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    Your ghillie is shiny? :eek:

    All kidding aside, I wouldn't camo up a wood stocked Browning.
     
  14. Redman Khornet

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    I don't think I will . I just gotta make sure I am in the shadows which technically a hunter should be any how . Plus 20 years from now when I pass it on to my Grandson I can tell him about each scratch
     
  15. I6turbo

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    I think I actually prefer guns with some honest patina of use and wear. (Not abuse.) And if I'm the one who was fortunate enough to have put that wear there, much the better!
     
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    If you go to a farm store , or feed store or vet supply store , there is something called vet wrap for leg bandages . its clingy and stretchy , but not super adhesive .It comes in various colors , I sometimes wrap a rifle with white for calling coyotes . comes right off without much mess .
     
  17. Redman Khornet

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    Yeah the first time I took it out I squatted down to put the call out & it fell off my shoulder & put a small ding in the octagon barrel .
     
  18. Big_Al

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    I wouldn't camo it, too nice of a gun
     
  19. AlexanderA

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    Leave alone. Rattle can jobs never look good (IMO).
     
  20. Redman Khornet

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    I have air brushes it would be a cerakote if painted ...& I have done a few rattle can jobs that look pretty decent! But I am more than likely gonna leave her alone
     
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  21. Redman Khornet

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    Something to ponder on
     
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  22. herrwalther

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    I would leave it as is. If you really want to try changing up the look, try replacing the stock. You can always switch it back.
     
  23. tmd16556

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    In my experience, camo duct tape doesn’t really leave much of a mark behind on the flashy steel. My grandfather wrapped his Remington model 31 for crow hunting. After he passed and I got the shotgun, I kept it that way for a few more years before moving out here where there are no crows to hunt, so I took the tape off. Mineral spirits took it right off. Now the bluing wasn’t great on it it in the first place (he bought it in the 60s as a beater crow gun and preferred worn bluing to reduce flash) but a decade under tape didn’t hurt anything

    You could easily cover the shiny parts temporarily and clean it up later.
     
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  24. jmr40

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    I've rattle canned several shotguns and rifles, but I wouldn't do it to that one.
     
  25. Redman Khornet

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    Finding a stock for a 1885 is almost impossible. I would love a set off a Winchester 1885 ( same gun by same Japanese Company just different branding) but the stocks are flat not polished like the Browning . Anybody wants to swap let me know
     
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