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What finish for this Bubbification?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by R.W.Dale, May 3, 2006.

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What would you do?

  1. CAMO that sucker!!!

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  2. OD green everything except the lenses

    8 vote(s)
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  3. Stain the wood and finish with tung oil

    33 vote(s)
    35.9%
  4. Smear some breakfree on it and move on

    34 vote(s)
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  1. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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    I''ve slowly been piecing togeather this bubba job for quite some time I call it my MAS Tanker carbine. My next step will be some sort of refinish but I'm kinda torn between some possibilities so I figure I'll let you fellas chime in (this outta get interesting) or possibly post some pictures of some refinishes you've done.

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  2. Bwana John

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    I think a nice coat of "yellow" spray paint would be apropreate for a french gun.

    Why dont you put um behind that suiside jocky, he's haulin dynamite, and he needs all the help he can get!
     
  3. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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    Now that's not necacary:rolleyes: I don't make comments about other peoples stinking commie guns or NAZI scumbag rifles so please no comments about my cowardly French rifle.

    Besides it shoots REALLY good ,beyond that I could care less.
     
  4. deus_sol_invictus

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    Frog jokes aside..

    it looks like it's shaped up into a handy little carbine. Is it still in 7.5 French?
     
  5. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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    Believe it or not when I bought it it was a Century arms .308 hacksaw special :albarf: I managed to score a Golden State arms barrel from E-Bay chambered for 7.5x54 MAS and that is what the rifle wears now.
     
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  6. deus_sol_invictus

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    I like it..

    it would make a GREAT little trunk carbine. I could see it in the back of my Scion under a blanket with a pouch of strippers.
     
  7. Terrierman

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    With the classic Golden er.. Red Ring scope to boot. If you do not camo that sucker, you should turn in your membership card.
     
  8. mp510

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    I like it as it is:)
     
  9. Dr.Who

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    I believe the appropriate Bubbification color should be the same color as the the truck it rides in..... Spray can primer at least 3 different shades with a bit of rust in the corner......:evil: :D :neener:


    But, seriously, you put a real nice finish on it and you will not want to take it out hunting...... That would be sad....
     
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  10. eagle716

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    That bolt configuration doesn't get annoying? Looks like it has some potential (are those drop marks I see?), but kind of looks like you have the bolt in backwards :banghead:
     
  11. Pork Fat

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    Good thing it has a nice personality.:rolleyes:
     
  12. pat86323

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    I have one in 7.5 french and ive never seen another one, do you have a source for ammo? I still have about 100 rounds of old wwII surplus ammo (right time period but the boxes dont look very military) id rather not shoot that up as i know that there are some people who are very interested in govt issue wartime ammo. So my little beauty has been sitting not being shot for about 2 years now.
     
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    it needs a nice truck bed liner coating
     
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    Tru Oil
     
  16. .45Guy

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    Norm's saw shop in Richland Center, WI had a pile of 7.5 French last time I stopped by.
     
  17. Chawbaccer

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    Does that have set triggers? Don't look like much room to get your finger in there to set the rear one. I would use a natural wood finish but from the pic it seems the front could use a bit mor wood to metal fitting.
     
  18. R.W.Dale

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    No set trigger what you're seeing is an added on SKS style saftey in the off position.

    I need to fit the foreend a bit better, at one time it would have fit great but the goons at Century took care of that when they ran the forend and retainer through a bandsaw:mad: When I got it the only thing holding the forend against the reciever was the front sight, after 3 shots the upper handguard was busted all to heck.

    If you look closely you can see part of a master link from motorcycle chain and 2 brass machine screws holding the forend in place:D
     
  19. Chawbaccer

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    I don't know anything about the MAS, but I saw the shiny screws on the botttom and thought that was a normal part.
     
  20. jd46561

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    Mas 36

    oops
     
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  21. R.W.Dale

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    Again I butchered nothing, Centuty Arms Intl did a quite through job of that well before I bought the rifle.

    I also have a nice new unmolested MAS 36/51 I plan on keeping it that way.
     
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  22. jd46561

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    Guess I missed your Century arms comment, sorry. :eek:
     
  23. only1asterisk

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    I vote for high polish nickel! In all seriousness, I think parkerized looks good on those and if you don't like it, you can paint over it.

    How many strippers fit in a pouch? Did you have to make extra air holes?

    David
     
  24. stevelyn

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    It looks fine the way it is. Mebbe a little linseed oil rubbed into the stock to seal it up.
     
  25. R.W.Dale

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    Not a problem, I would never chop up a pristine example of any milsurp. besides there are plenty of el-cheapo bubbifications just begging for some TLC and tinkering.
     
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