M1 bullet guideOk, so lacking the patience to wait for proper gun coating (Armacoat) in this case I have painted the outstanding parts (op rod, trigger housing and rear sights) using high temp paint.

In the spirit of experimentation I figured theres no harm, should the finish prove inadequate for the task I can always strip the paint and redo the finish properly. If the finish holds up so much the better (hell, the paint is $5.00 a can as opposed to $50 for 8oz of Armacoat).

I also felt that a little color would serve the project, so I went ahead and bought some red hightemp paint, and did the bullet guide (pictured here) as a splash of color, in an otherwise black/grey rifle. This is supposed to be fun after all.

Barrel assembly is still on for Monday or Tuesday, and the rifle should be fully assembled minutes after the barrel is on. Stand by for pics and critique once it’s finished.


  1. Matti says:

    Contrary to popular belief, zombies are not colour-blind. They are especially attracted to red. So you be careful when you’re out there with thing!

  2. Mugwug says:

    Hehe, good thing this isn’t another Anti-Zombie rifle, eh?

    Besides, what harm can a few little red bits and bobs do…


  3. Patrick says:

    You could always do the WHOLE firearm in red. That way, everyone who sees it from a distance thinks it’s a harmless RedMan training piece when in reality…

  4. Mugwug says:

    Nah, Patrick you should know me well enough to know there is no way I could ever paint an entire firearm red. It caused me significant turmoil doing this piece…

    Take heart however, Mike has plans to top zebraflage for garrishness, should be interesting, and I’ve offered to consult.