darned Arsenal rifles finish
The U.S. made rifles are parked ???Trotsky said:OK time for a Sticky
Bulgarian rifles, of all designations, are wonderful and perfect. Except for one little thing....
Bulgarian paint sucks.
Bulgy paint can be VERY easily removed with simple paint stripper (ZStrip, or whatever brand your hardware store has). Universaly, you will find a lovely Grey PARK layer under that rotten paint - PERFECT for a quality refinish with GunKote
I'm working on my sixth Bulgy '74 Yup - the original paint is history
(edit) And PLEASE - NEVER SANDBLAST A BULGY... you'll destroy that park underneath the junk paint. Trust me - chemical removal is very easy, and very fast....
Bradley5050 said:I chuckle about this every time I see a $1200 Arsenal "limited run" rifle!
Montana Vet's M-5 has paint chipping on the barrel and the tube. It's good to know the M-5/7's are parked, this spring I'll be breaking out the airbrush and Gun Kote ... :twisted:Templar said:The M series rifles....those M5's and M7's that are built in the US, are given a much, much better finish.
A very durable black enamel over park.
No Problem Brother - I just won't buy their products. Reminds me of the Story of Henry Ford. Ford invented the auto production line. He THOUGHT he was in charge of the customer. Competition came out with COLORED cars, Ford's response was "you can have any color you want just so long as it is black". And customers found other cars to buy.harmless said:I called Arsenal Inc. last Friday about this very subject. The SLR105 is just paint and if you send it back they will paint it with the same can of spray paint.
The M-7 is supposedly a black powder coat. I'm inclined to believe this because I chip it at the sling attachment point putting on the sling. It was thick and tough but bear metal underneath.