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Scott V2
July 27, 2007, 10:02
Anybody have one that is really lightly dot matrix marked? Is there a legal way of increasing the depth prior to a refinish? I want to refinish one, but a blasting is going to make the markings faint. I wish they would have used a better method of marking these recievers.

Any legal methods? I have contacted a prominant restorer and he "prefers not to work on that receiver".

ostrobothnian
July 27, 2007, 10:08
I have a receiver like that for my G1. It was refinished (blasted and MgO2) then gunkoted. The numbers and letters are faint, but you can still see them.

Should I be concerned? :(

Scott V2
July 27, 2007, 16:59
Originally posted by ostrobothnian
I have a receiver like that for my G1. It was refinished (blasted and MgO2) then gunkoted. The numbers and letters are faint, but you can still see them.

Should I be concerned? :(

I don't think so. I am just a bit picky on my stuff. I like deep UNIFORM marking. As long as they are there I see no problem.

FALs&45s
July 29, 2007, 06:02
i've wondered about this too.
hours & hours with some kind of file to connect the dots?
or a million taps with a tiny chisel held perpendicular to the work?
i'd really like to make these look more engraved than ep'd...

http://cnr-ffl.us/FAL/DCI_T1_RT.jpg

http://cnr-ffl.us/FAL/imb_R1A1.jpg

Scott V2
July 29, 2007, 13:04
Originally posted by FALs&45s
i've wondered about this too.
hours & hours with some kind of file to connect the dots?
or a million taps with a tiny chisel held perpendicular to the work?
i'd really like to make these look more engraved than ep'd...

http://cnr-ffl.us/FAL/DCI_T1_RT.jpg

http://cnr-ffl.us/FAL/imb_R1A1.jpg

I wish my Coonan was even as clear dotted as yours! The top line of mine is really faint. I too have thought about using a very fine chisel and "tapping" everything nice and neat. I just don't know what is considered "altering"
I put an ultra-fine cutter in my dremel and tried to control it on a spare bolt that had stamped numbers....there is no way that I could keep it from jumping around