Good info. Thanks.Not sure if this one has been posted or not, but it clearly shows the warm color of the Mauser steel and not a cooler silver like a sticker or anything. I think all evidence shows this was the result of a greeblie which popped off after the gun was misted with black paint.
Could very well be. I always said they would look in the bottom of the holster for the broken off knob!
The castings are terrible. Very rough and may not tell the whole story. But I understand your description of the eyelash. I think I remember something like that from long ago ! ; )
But different angles reflect different colors and intensity.
Unfortunately the Mauser looks black in some images and gun blue in others. Most in my opinion. The post production images look like a blued gun to my eye. A distinct color difference between the gun, scope and mount and say the black crossbar and grill. I did a color saturation image a while back and really illustrates the point.
But. Anything is possible.
We shall keep looking!