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    Re: Coloring in Heel Stamp w/ Crayon

    I'll be moving it to the Garand forum, but will still be accessible from the M14 Battle Rifle forum for a few days.
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    Re: Coloring in Heel Stamp w/ Crayon

    I actually used a white and a red paint stick from Brownell's on an AR lower to highlight the SAFE/FIRE engravings to give it a HK-type look. I got a PSA lower on sale for 29 bucks, so I figured what-the-hey.

    That very same lower ain't 29 bucks anymore, I might have to clean it out.
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    Re: Coloring in Heel Stamp w/ Crayon

    I was gonna fill in some of the markings on my ARTEL scope, but, got talked (shamed) out of it....LOL
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    Hey. I dig it! You just gotta gotta learn to give it back! I think... maybe... someone who posted here... painted his stocks in Easter egg colors???? And just maybe..... The boss asked what receiver that is? Just playin boys. All in fun.
    The boys that cuddled with they're rifles outside their own country will always win the argument, but dosnt mean you can't play.

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    Re: Coloring in Heel Stamp w/ Crayon

    Jeff

    Me I'm on the fence on this subject.

    I understand that the preferred method to hightlight heel marks is a "paint stick" which looks to me like an industrial crayon.

    I never marked mine that way. However the Marine who built my 033xxx SAInc for his daughter did so. Thats been 20 or 30 years ago. and the white marks are still evident.

    I'm a half -as**ed purist but the highlight of heel marks does not trouble me any. But maybe you uought to get a Brownells Paint Stick to do it.

    Hell I bought my #1 receiver at Camp perry in about 1990. The windage lines on the receiver were so bad I had to borrow a diamond engraver from my buddy to make them deeper so I had a snowballs chance of seeing them..

    This is what M14 target shooters commonly did: (1) Get a windage zero. (2) Count the clicks up from mechanical zero on the sight. (3) Move the sight windage to actual zero. (4) Paint stripes on the windage knob and fixed base to conform that no wind zero. Then paint stripes on the elevation knob to conform to actual elevation zero. (5) Reason being during a match time was limited plus if you were wearing shooting glasses like me you flat could not see those little lines on the sight.

    Just a simple frame of reference but both the USArmy and USMC teams did it. Civilian teams, always did the I'll do what the big boys did and followed suit.

    If you want to highlight the heel marks, use the "paint sticks" from Brownlells'

    Not to mention after you properly torque you gas plug, paint a witness line on the base of the plug across to the fixed part of the gas cylineder. You cannot belive how bad a loose gas plug will ef-up your poi. Been there - done that.
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    A bunch of the guys at the Ft Defiance R&P Club, Wyoming Il after they got Distinguished (or gave up) decided to form a M1 Garand Team and go to Nationals at Camp Perry with M1 Garands. They all painted their stocks either Day-glo green or orange. Made me kinda queasy.

    But they had a good time. Not for me to judge.

    They were in the arena and putting rounds downrange. End of the day, that is what matters
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    Like all real men NMC_EXP!
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    All in fun....
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    Re: Coloring in Heel Stamp w/ Crayon

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    All in fun....
    Agreed. I love this forum. This is my “home”

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