Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

my SKS project, now with amateur camo finish

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by lawson, Feb 13, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. lawson

    lawson Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2005
    Messages:
    622
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    camosks.jpg

    this was my first attempt at a camo finish, aiming for the general color scheme of the high desert. it turned out better than i expected, but i'm not completely satisfied and will probably do it over again. i overdid the greens and browns, not enough of the base color.

    the gun is an unissued Yugo M59/66 sks, with a butler creek stock.
     
  2. adaman04

    adaman04 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2004
    Messages:
    341
    Not bad at all for your first try. Scuff it up and shoot it again if you don't like it. :D
     
  3. trickyasafox

    trickyasafox Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Messages:
    2,523
    Location:
    upstate NY go to school in WNY
    looks pretty good to me
     
  4. lawson

    lawson Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2005
    Messages:
    622
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    next comes a scope, 5 round mag, and maybe a bipod so the bayonet lug doesn't look so out of place.
     
  5. Brother in Arms

    Brother in Arms Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Messages:
    397
    Location:
    Tenessee
    camo job looks fine
    but whats up with the rear site?? Have you been shooting at far away mountain tops??

    :)

    Brother in Arms
     
  6. R.H. Lee

    R.H. Lee Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2004
    Messages:
    7,377
    Location:
    CA
    I just tried to refinish an SKS stock; sanded, sanded, and sanded some more. Applied BLO, etc., et yada, and it still looks like crap. Lotsa dark spots from the cosmoline that WON'T come out. Mebbe I'll sand it all down again and try the camo route.
     
  7. MiniZ

    MiniZ Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    427
    Location:
    UT
    It looks pretty good to me-much better than what my first cammo job would look like.
     
  8. lawson

    lawson Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2005
    Messages:
    622
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ

    i had that problem with a mauser. i couldn't get some of the spots out no matter what method i tried. what i ended up doing was getting a dark wood stain that matched the cosmoline spots, and stained the entire stock. kind of a hack job, but it turned out pretty nice after a few coats of BLO.
     
  9. RaetherEnt

    RaetherEnt Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Messages:
    141
    Location:
    Wanderer...Like Kane in Kung FU, with just a few m
    Wow! Looks pretty good to me. Any way we can get you to describe how you did it? Type of paint, dura-coat?
     
  10. lawson

    lawson Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2005
    Messages:
    622
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    you'd be surprised how far these things can reach when the bore is shiny and new :D
     
  11. AZRickD

    AZRickD Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2003
    Messages:
    1,684
    A friend did a very similar pattern to his SKS which he uses for hunting. We did some comparisons and found it (yours) to be a pretty good and effective break-up pattern.

    Rick
     
  12. Brother in Arms

    Brother in Arms Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Messages:
    397
    Location:
    Tenessee
    not to sound uneducated but what is BLO???

    Brother in Arms
     
  13. R.H. Lee

    R.H. Lee Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2004
    Messages:
    7,377
    Location:
    CA
    Boiled Linseed Oil, used on most military stocks at the time of original manufacture.
     
  14. michakav

    michakav Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2005
    Messages:
    25
    Have you tried using Easy-Off? It will remove everything with a couple coats. Spray it on, let it sit ( don't let it dry) for 15-20 min.. Rinse with vinegar to neutralize and second rinse with water. Let dry for about an hour and see if another coat is needed. You will have naked wood when done. A lot of people shun the method ( because of chemicals and using water), BUT IT IS BETTER THAN REMOVING MATERIAL. I know a lot of people that do it, along with myself (6 mil. surps. so far) with no ill effects.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page