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I’d think the paint would cover the very faint “/2 (F) FTR” electric pencil marking in the receiver. There is also a 52 with serial number mark, it’s even fainter.   
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I posted a link where he repainted a sight with it, check it out.
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Britrifles... I have painted old shotgun barrels, .22's... The detail stands out... unless the person applying the paint is like my buddy and pretty much let's it pool before moving the rattle can. 
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Yeah it should be multiple light coats not a few thick ones.
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I've had great luck with Brownell's 44/40 Instant Gun Blue ("aka "cold blue") - available in 2 oz bottles.  Just "de-shined" the upper stock cap on my No4.

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I use Mark Lee express blue which really just comes out black. If you polish with sand cloth progressively a nice even velvety shiny finish will result.
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I boil the parts in rolling boil with washing soda to cook off grease, glass bead (no touch cotton gloves) then boil the parts of in washing soda to prepare the metal. (no touch by hand again) once the water evaporates apply the solution with a swap made from a wooden stick. You'll see the rust develop while you did the other parts, lay them out on clean towel, reboil evaporate again then reapply. Boil once again your done,  oil and screw the barrel on.
Finish depends on time and effort, glass beads give a matte finish that accentuates stamps/marks.
Wears like iron easy and cheap to do. Use separate pails for de-greasing/pre-heat and kitchen stove when old girl not around. A pvc pipe with water added in will do for barrels.

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