M42 Scope refurb project

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Zoltar, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Zoltar

    Zoltar Active Member

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    I've got a M42 scope that at some point in it's life has had a pretty dodgey brussed paint job. I've stripped it back and plan to refinish it. What's the closest finish I can get?
    Mine's the only one I've handled so have no idea what to aim for, matt, semi-gloss ect.

    Any help much appreicated, picture's would be good too:thumbsup

    Cheers
    ZOLTAR
     
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  2. gunnerk19

    gunnerk19 Master Member

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    From photos I've seen, most of them look to be semi gloss... But then again, you're talking about a WWII military scope which logically would be painted in a tough, matte finish; perhaps even a pebble finish like the Sterling SMG's had...
     
  3. Nobby

    Nobby Sr Member

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    my one has the finely rippled 'pebble' finish
    But if it's stripped right back already, and if you're using it for a E-11, why not get it powder coated?
     
  4. STEVE THE SWEDE

    STEVE THE SWEDE Sr Member

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    I have real M32 scope on my Luke Esb blaster. I also used to own a M42 which I sold. Both sports a satin black finish. If I where to replicate it I would probably spray on satin black and then polish it up a bit.

    Cheers,
    Steve
     
  5. Zoltar

    Zoltar Active Member

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    Thanks guys, anyone got some good pictures?
     
  6. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here´s a comparsion that was posted before:

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    Markus
     
  7. Zoltar

    Zoltar Active Member

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    Awsome Pic, just what I was looking for. :thumbsup
     

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