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Old 02-05-2018, 08:33 PM   #1
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On the 15th of January I sent two rifles to my good friend Dana of Black Hammer Arms in Tacoma for professional refinishes, one was the AKS74 we all know and love (which got Cerakote) and the other was my R700 ADL in .308. It got a bit more of a specialty touch courtesy of some friends abroad sending stencils for Dana to play with, and I couldn`t be happier with the results.

The camouflage pattern is an old Sovet type, formally it`s referred to as "KLMK", but in most circles it it "Berezka". Some debate exists about whether KLMK refers to the white variant (replacing the gold/mustard yellow with white) and Berezka referring to the gold variant, but there is little concrete information on it. The pattern dates to the 1970s, and was one of the first digital patterns. It`s still popular in some foreign military units as well.

The plan for this rifle is to affix a 1-piece scope mount to replace the factory 2-piece (looking at the EGW model) and add a nice scope in the 2-7 magnification range. I`m looking hard at the Vortex Crossfire II in that magnification, but I`d much prefer a 30mm tube. I`m also intending to go for a larger bolt knob, but that will wait until the scope is affixed and good to go. Anyways, I promised my friends plenty of pictures and promotion, so please enjoy my photos!



















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Old 02-05-2018, 10:55 PM   #2
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I'm really digging the pattern!!
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:58 PM   #3
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Thank you, Steve! I thought it would be popular around here, considering it`s an older Soviet camouflage. I`m looking at a Vortex Diamondback in 4-12 currently as optic.
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Pretty cool, I have been wanting to do a
Camo job on one of my HK builds.
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Old 02-06-2018, 01:47 AM   #5
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Pretty cool, I have been wanting to do a
Camo job on one of my HK builds.
Thank you! If you have no problem sending your stuff to a professional, PM me and I`ll get you my guy`s contact.
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Thank you! If you have no problem sending your stuff to a professional, PM me and I`ll get you my guy`s contact.
I appreciate the offer, but Iím gonna do it myself. I have a set up for Duracoat. I have just done single colors, nothing fancy... yet
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I appreciate the offer, but Iím gonna do it myself. I have a set up for Duracoat. I have just done single colors, nothing fancy... yet
I`ve got a bunch of my stencils left over. PM me if you want some!
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Nice, get you a good one piece 20 moa steel rail and rings like EGW or Seekins Precision. The bolt handle will be a great addition as well.
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Looks great. I want a bolt rifle in woodland marpat someday
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Nice, get you a good one piece 20 moa steel rail and rings like EGW or Seekins Precision. The bolt handle will be a great addition as well.
That`s the plan, yes. That`s still a job that`ll be completed in a while, but the really cool part is finished!
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Looks great. I want a bolt rifle in woodland marpat someday
Depending on how you layer you can make your own with some stencils.
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Looks like they did a good job with the coat. Everytime I lean towards coating my 300wm or putting it in an AI AX chassis I decide that it's fine the way it is and I shouldn't mess with it. How much was it if you don't mind?

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Looks like they did a good job with the coat. Everytime I lean towards coating my 300wm or putting it in an AI AX chassis I decide that it's fine the way it is and I shouldn't mess with it. How much was it if you don't mind?

Thank you! I can`t stop looking at it...
What did the refinish cost? I worked out an agreement with my guy, all I paid was materials. I can ask him what he`d charge for a similar job, if you like feel free to PM me. I paid $290 for the gun as an off-she-shelf ADL (with shitty Tasco scope and rings) back when it looked like roasted assholes tied in a knot. Now it`s beautiful lmao
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Thank you! I can`t stop looking at it...
What did the refinish cost? I worked out an agreement with my guy, all I paid was materials. I can ask him what he`d charge for a similar job, if you like feel free to PM me. I paid $290 for the gun as an off-she-shelf ADL (with shitty Tasco scope and rings) back when it looked like roasted assholes tied in a knot. Now it`s beautiful lmao
Thanks for the offer. If it was an SPS I wouldn't be so hesitant but it's a 5R so it comes in an HS Percision which looks good as is. I've thought about it just to customize it more than to improve it which is why I usually decide not to spend the money. If I ever change my mind I'll look up BHA and get a quote.
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Thanks for the offer. If it was an SPS I wouldn't be so hesitant but it's a 5R so it comes in an HS Percision which looks good as is. I've thought about it just to customize it more than to improve it which is why I usually decide not to spend the money. If I ever change my mind I'll look up BHA and get a quote.
Make sure to say I sent you, hah!
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Would love a desert camo job on my serbu carbine but everyone out east seems to want a crazy price, last guy i found wanted like 450$! Ive sprayed duracoat and cerakote but want a pro to do the nice toys. Looks pretty cool, seems to blend in really well.
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Would love a desert camo job on my serbu carbine but everyone out east seems to want a crazy price, last guy i found wanted like 450$! Ive sprayed duracoat and cerakote but want a pro to do the nice toys. Looks pretty cool, seems to blend in really well.
Thank you! I think I chose right in going for gold and not white.
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Update: Scope.

Crossfire II in 4-12x44. Using Vortex 30mm hi-rise rings and 30mm-1" adjusters as an interim until my new rings and mount arrive.





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Looks like you need an oil bottle to match

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Haha, I`d not complain!

Thank you again! You can see in the background that I painted a magazine and Midwest Industries handguard using some of the stencils I had leftover.
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