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    Draco Finish

    I feel kind of foolish, but what kind of finish is this? Having work done to make an AIMR, so when I have the old trunion removed, holes filled, new stock installed, etc. I know how to have it refinished.






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    Black Phosphate (blued). Depending on the stock type it should/may not require any refinish.

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    It is black Oxide, which is sand blasted steel and blued. Your going to have some people tell you park but they are wrong.


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    I was thinking parked. Thanks for the info guys. The JMAC reproduction AIMR stock has a different mounting hole pattern, so there will be holes welded up. Is having the entire gun redone the way to go, or can it be 'blended' or masked or other option?

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    Don't blend it. Refinish the receiver. Why not weld up the selector marks and etch the SAR that they came with.


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    Years ago another member here - j_tudeski - and I refinished some rusty PSL mags I had.

    We bead blasted them clean.

    Then we parkerized them.

    Then they got a bath in Caswell Black Oxide.

    They look like new - finished matches 100% to my eyes. The only way I can tell those mags from others is the hen scratched serial numbers on the refinished mags is dark instead of bare metal.

    That said...

    When I converted my Draco SBR to an underfolder I used touch up blue on the bare metal - looks pretty dang good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techno View Post
    Don't blend it. Refinish the receiver. Why not weld up the selector marks and etch the SAR that they came with.
    Your AIMR74 thread has inspired me to take some extra steps. Two Rivers gave me a price to do that and re-blue the entire rifle.

    Here's what I'm planning so far, but is there anything other recommended work to make it more 'authentic'? Better to get it all done up front than wish I had later. I suspect all the importer Century markings need to stay intact.

    Swap trunion/install JMAC AIMR folder/associated filling of old holes

    Selector markings and notches

    Reblue


    Another note. After looking here, I see Romanian domestic rifles had S, FA, FF selector markings. Does that apply to the AIMR? More decisions on which direction to go.
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    Draco draco draco draco


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    Yours has the milspec fsb on it too


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    Quote Originally Posted by esh21167 View Post
    Another note. After looking here, I see Romanian domestic rifles had S, FA, FF selector markings. Does that apply to the AIMR? More decisions on which direction to go.
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    The short answer is it depends on "who" placed the order for the Romanian firearm.

    Many of the AIMR and MD65 Short Rifle models have the large font S A R selector markings. I don't know if 3 round burst was an option for 7.62x39 models.

    This 1994 dated MD65 Short Rifle is marked S A R.



    Since I happened upon a 1994 dated Draco-C I chose to clone the above rifle.





    In a perfect world I'd have S A R markings put on my Draco-C SBR, but I'm pretty happy with it as it is now.

    There are also 3 different versions (at least) of the Romanian S A R markings.

    One of those version actually has a tilted S.

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