Today a very large and very heavy fifty caliber rifle was dropped off to us for a complete workover and coating job. The gun is a Griffin and is no longer being manufactured. It's a single shot breech loader. This thing is built like a brick shit house. It does have some dings, dents and flaws with a hint of rust popping up here and there. But that's why it is in our shop now - for some On Target TLC.
The first part of our overall plan is to have this baby cryo treated. This is going to help increase the accuracy of this gun considerably. Plus once it's received the deep freeze, we are going to bore coat it with a nano ceramic lining. The entire gun has small areas that need some metal work attention so we are going to re-shape, contour and message the metal to better than ever specs. Of course the metal working process has to wait until we have fired at least 20 rounds through it to fully cure our bore coating. I'm sure I will be having fun while working that day! Don't worry folks... we'll have lots of pics and video to make you feel as though you were there with us without all the noise and shoulder pounding.
From head to tail, top to bottom, this big gun is getting coated with Cerakote with a three color camo pattern. I'm gonna have so much fun tearing down another Harris bipod, coat it and put it back together. Fun, fun, fun!!!
So here are some BEFORE pictures so you can all see what i'm working with. Until next time!!! Smile When Flashing! (I actually want to put that on the front of the muzzle brake)
The breech load setup on this gun is massive and very well built.
We are going to detail all of the steps we take with this fifty cal and try to video some of its progress too! This project is going to be BIG and awesome....
Alright Folks, Big Boy is back from cryo processing. The next phase is bore coating this big gun. We'll put some photos of that step up next. 24 hours afterwards, we have to go shoot 20 rounds through it to complete the curing process of the bore coat!