DIY: Too Much Time on Your Hands? Paint Your Gun.

   08.27.14

DIY: Too Much Time on Your Hands? Paint Your Gun.

Hmmmm. Some people may have too much time on their hands.

Take Reddit user mustardtiger56 for example. A recent Reddit post and photos on Imgur show how patience and time (“4 hours more or less”) can produce a unique and unusual firearm finish. He said he used ultra flat Krylon spray paint to paint his .17 HMR rifle, and he added “Irregular hexagon pattern with netting pattern in each olive drab hexagon. I did this because I wanted something other than the standard netting and/or foliage patterns most use to paint rifles. Let me know what you think.”

Here's an overall pic of the hexagon-painted rifle
Here’s an overall pic of the hexagon-painted rifle
Forearm and front of scope of painted 17 HMR rifle
Forearm and front of scope of painted 17 HMR rifle
Scope and receiver area of spray painted rifle
Scope and receiver area of spray painted rifle
Spray painted rifle barrel
Spray painted rifle barrel
Painted rifle barrel and forend tip
Painted rifle barrel and forend tip

I can’t say this paint job thrills me personally, but it’s definitely different. What do you think of it?

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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