|Unfinished, ready for 1st coat.|
I an using Minwax Antique Oil Finish on this one also. I like this finish as it dries hard but is not glossy.
|1st coat drying|
Quite a bit of sanding was done after the 2nd coat.
This is just about where I want to be. I think one more coat after a quick steel wool. and it is assembly time.
None of the brass got buffed and polished as it is planned to just let it tarnish naturally.
|Assembled! The barrel is Mud Brown Flat Cerekote.|
|Finish is not high gloss nor was it desired to be so. This one is going out in the field.|
|I love the double trigger on this. You can set it so that the final drop is almost a hair trigger. Almost, as I won't set it that far!|
|Were the rear sights traditionally adjustable for elevation and windage? Hahaha!|
|I hate the way I did the ramrod. Needs a coat of walnut oil stain and will get one soon. This is attention grabbing and detracts from the overall looks.|
|I still hate it!|
|That is a white Cerekote dot on the front sight.|
|My trusty helper, AJ, has been assisting every step of the way. He actually belongs to daughter #2 who is in Okinawa with her Marine hubby. AJ has become my shadow and thinks that he is also my protector!|
Now to get some loads together for the Blogger Shoot on the 10th!