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Mx 15L receiver finish?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wangster152, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. wangster152

    wangster152 TS Member

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    I was wondering what the finish on the mx 15L was. One has come up for sale at dawsons and i am just curious, it is shiny but does not appear to be nickle and the engraving has a black inlay just confused and curious any ideas?
     
  2. rhymeswithorange

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    Edited: nickel originally, should have a satin finish if original. Somebody might have india inked in the engraving.
     
  3. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Nickel originally.
     
  4. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    The receiver will be marked MX15L somewhere

    GB
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  5. rhymeswithorange

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    It will be stamped MX15L, as shown in picture
     
  6. g7777777

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    I think it actually has a laquer finish

    Or some of them did

    Might have also been nitrided under that finish or nickle

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  7. rhymeswithorange

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    Ought to look like this.
     
  8. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    No. Gene is close with the lacquer finish. Originally blued, with blue removed and the base metal lacquered. Blue left in the recesses. I forget the name for the process, but essentially it is a MX2000 with the gold MX2000. But look at the recvr face. A few of these came from the factory and some have been altered
    to look different. Doug Braker has a name for this. He says some people call this "French Grey". But it is just a blued MX2000 recvr with the top surface blue removed with acid. And then lacquered.
     
  9. wangster152

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    Thanks for the info I think you hit it on the head with the blue then lacquer the more i looked at it the more that is what i think it is.