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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote englishman_ca Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2018 at 7:29am
Well done.

I have a sporter MLE rifle with which I had some rusting problems on camping trips, even if I tried to keep it oiled, it would develop a red blush overnight. Lots of humidity out in the temperate forest. 
So I painted it with black spray bomb Rustoleum. That was about ten years ago.
The gun gets bounced around and carried in a floor rack in a bush buggy Jeep or clipped onto the bars of a quad, it spends a lot of time outdoors in the elements. I would pretend to myself that it gets looked after and wiped off after every trip. However, even though it has lots of bumps and scratches, the gun is not rusty. I think that I touched up the barrel once after a scrape wiping out on the trail.

Painting was a common and effective rust preventative measure with the Brits circa WWII.

The nice thing with paint is that if I ever want to get into restoring the original patina or redo a factory finish, I can remove the paint in a jiffy with paint stripper.

You have a nice purposeful looking sporter ready for whatever you want to take on. It will get the job done and should last you your lifetime and then onwards with others'.
Look to your front, mark your target when it comes!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shamu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2018 at 8:16am
Nope, sorry, semi-gloss black. Very close finish to the original "Suncorite". There is probably a green version though but I don't know the number.
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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