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Old 10-18-2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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I have scratched the barrel of my M1A just behind the front sight. About 2.5" x 1/16". When and how, don't know. SA says to send it in for refinishing. Do I have any other choices?
It seems to have scratched easily.



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Old 10-20-2012, 05:28 AM   #2
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If it's blued there is a pen type thing to fix it.



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Send it in. They have the tools and the know how to do it right the first time.

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I don't think I would sweat over a scratch on a "battle rifle."

The only way to prevent scratches to the wood or metal is to leave it in the safe. If I am going to leave one in the safe, I would just as soon leave it in the store.

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I may fall in the crosshairs for this, but you could get it coated, though it might not help the resale value. That could help prevent future scratches, depending on the coating.

There is a place in the vendor section that does that, CCR.

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I don't think I would sweat over a scratch on a "battle rifle."

The only way to prevent scratches to the wood or metal is to leave it in the safe. If I am going to leave one in the safe, I would just as soon leave it in the store.
I agree! The more it's used, the more scuffs you get, then you'll get it out more once you get past the pampering phase! I hated scratching my NM, but I think it might shoot better the more it gets beat up! Lol
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All of my guns wear scratches like badges of honor.

Chicks dig scars.

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If the scratch bothers you, get some Birchwood Casey Aluminum black, clean the scratch with denatured alcohol and apply Aluminum black with a Q-tip, dry off then run a coat of oil on it and forget about it. The Aluminum Black matches a phosphate finish very well on steel. and chances are you will never notice it. My NM M1A has some dings and scratches here and there. Just so long as it hits the target I don't really care what it looks like.

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If the scratch bothers you, get some Birchwood Casey Aluminum black, clean the scratch with denatured alcohol and apply Aluminum black with a Q-tip, dry off then run a coat of oil on it and forget about it. The Aluminum Black matches a phosphate finish very well on steel. and chances are you will never notice it. My NM M1A has some dings and scratches here and there. Just so long as it hits the target I don't really care what it looks like.
Thank you!
It's a NM also and the scratch is on the top. I look at it all the time. If it was from some battle or hunting it would be a story, but, it's just a dumb scratch.


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