I have some downtime from shooting due to right and left arm carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve transposition surgeries. So no would be a good time to go through my MT6 mechanically and cosmetically. New springs, action bar, firing pins and bushing the firing pins, plus converting to release/release mechanically. I have also worked out the adjustable point of impact bits mention in another thread and will link to it when I get some pics taken. Link to adjustable POI wedges @ http://www.trapshooters.com/threads/mt6-designed-as-adjustable-barrel-gun.553657/#post-5561377 So far, it is working very well. Cosmetically, being a high volume gun shows a lot of bluing wear, so I'll do some sort of refinish on the receiver and fore end metal. This is where I'd like some input.
I have the striped receiver version which I don't like as much as the case color, but milling the receiver flat would thin it down considerably and require working the monoblock and fore end as well. Unless someone has an idea that leaves me with at least grooves on the receiver sides and bottom. Has anyone seen a treatment to improve the looks of this receiver?
I'm considering working out a stars and stripes motif by filling the grooves with red and polishing the high areas with some sort of blend into the rest of the blued portions of the receiver and trigger guard. Any thoughts? I'm looking for pictures of other guns done in a stars and stripes theme if folks could post them here. Right now, the receiver would have the polished areas, red enameled inlay and Cerokote blue and either enameled or silver inlay stars, and if it doesn't look too gaudy, some gold inlay filling the factory graver lines on the top lever and receiver outlines.
OK, I'm ready for the purists, and honestly, I normally fall into that camp, so feel free to say what you think.
Who did the backbore work and does it have screw in chokes or fixed?Thanks for the input and experience with the MT6. Pretty standard receiver rebuild stuff for higher volume guns and it was priced accordingly. Since I can do the work myself, my time saves some money as I'm sidelined from my normal work and shooting for a bit any way. Also, I'll know exactly what I've got as vs a "new to me" gun.
As to going with an MT6, removeable triggers aren't a big deal for me and external barrel selection is a big plus. Flat shooting for sporting and FITASC is a good thing and it's easier to get a flat gun shooting higher than a high gun shooting flat. The adjustable POI wedge makes it very easy. I shot an ST100 for quite a while as my "one gun does it all" with some success for a while. My current MT6 has a light 1.56kg 32" barrel set which additionally has been bored to 0.745", making for a nice swing. I also have a 34" Baker unsingle for it.
The striped receiver isn't an eyesore but I would like to either make it all blued or nitrided if I can't come up with an interesting custom treatment.