M42 Scope refurb project

Zoltar

Well-Known Member
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
 

gunnerk19

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
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...
 

Nobby

Sr Member
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?
 

STEVE THE SWEDE

Sr Member
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
 
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