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Old October 09, 2019, 08:11   #1
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Laser etched sight covers.

Had an opportunity to install an etched spring cover on one of my 7.62 M1s. Sure makes ID easier when grabbing a rifle out of a safe. Works for me.



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Old October 09, 2019, 18:40   #2
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Looks good for sure.........Just watched a U-tube clip about good old Hill 327 and "Dog Patch" Was on 55 the night the Air Force base got blown to hell.
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Those really look great, Art!

Are those custom done for you or off the shelf units, available from a supplier?

Got me thinking about having some parts engraved now . . .
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Old October 11, 2019, 06:21   #4
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Custom.
I supply the spring covers and a friend works with me to set the artwork up where I want it.
Picking some up today with the logos from each of the military services and ordering another bunch of 7.62mm NATO. They make great gifts.
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Old October 11, 2019, 07:24   #5
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Nice. I could use one of those for my new Tipo 2.
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Very nice. My M1s have been exclusively 7.62, and that's a nice touch
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Very nice. My M1s have been exclusively 7.62, and that's a nice touch
Thanks, I thought so.
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Heres one I had done years ago
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Picked up a few today done my my friend. The detail on these is amazing.



Closer view of my favorite.

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Detail is amazing on those things!

Does your friend do work for anyone else besides yourself, Sir?

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Yes he does.
Currently doing a lot of Semi-auto slides for folks along with many other projects. He is a young fellow going to community college half a day now.
His Dad owns a well respected gun shop and indoor range.
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Yes he does.
Currently doing a lot of Semi-auto slides for folks along with many other projects. He is a young fellow going to community college half a day now.
His Dad owns a well respected gun shop and indoor range.
And is he open to taking on new customers and new designs?

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[QUOTE=Story;4797245]And is he open to taking on new customers and new designs?

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Had a friend do these for me yesterday. I am totally amazed at he precision of current day technology.









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Would something like this work for you?

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It's a Cav thing. You people wouldn't understand.

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Looking good.
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