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#1 kwaispro727

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 03:34 PM

My M9 has numerous battle scars from being thrown, dropped, hit by BBs, and landed on.  So I decided I would do something cool with them and make the gun unique.  I'm going to take off the paint and polish the aluminum silver :D

I'm going to leave the trigger, mag catch, take down lever, slide release, and selector switch black, and keep the grips stock.  I can always make those silver later if I want.

What do you guys think about the outer barrel?  I think it would look weird as black, but I haven't been able to find a picture of it that way, so I am unsure.  Either way, I ordered a metal outer barrel just because I would like it to be metal anyway.

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 06:32 PM

What a black barrel will look like in a stainless slide.  Posted Image

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:08 AM

Good luck!  There are way too many tiny parts inside for me to strip either the frame or slide to remove the finish and "pimp" :) the pistol.

For me this is one of those "if it ain't broke don't fix it" items.  A well worn pistol adds a degree of "professionalism" vs a new shiny pistol.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:54 AM

Hmmmm. I guess I won't know about the barrel until I get it.  I'll do last.  I'm making the frame silver as well.  I'm not sure if I want to really polish it or give it that steel gun metal look.

Chuck, the M9 really isn't as bad to take down as it looks.  I'm not bothering to take apart the hammer mechanism.  I just taped over the inside and stuffed a tissue in part of it to keep shavings from getting in.  The trigger is a bit confusing to get back in until you learn the trick.  Probably the most tedious part is getting the mag catch back in actually.  Everything else is fairly simple :)

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:50 PM

Then can you help guide me through taking it apart? O.o my friend wants to swirl paint the gun, but I only gave him the grips because when I looked at it, it looked too complicated for me to get apart and then put back together. I can ALWAYS take something apart.... Now getting it back together the way it SHOULD be is a different story lmao but if you have any suggestions or know of somewhere I can go to find directions on how to take one completely apart down to just the body, I would greatly appreciate it. If not, it's no big deal.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:04 PM

There is actually a tear down guide pinned here.  I'm assuming it's still around somewhere.  I used it when I first got the gun.  It's pretty in depth.  If I remember correctly it goes so far as taking apart the mag.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:26 PM

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:20 AM

Got all the paint off.  Now on to the finer sandpaper.  If anyone wants to do the same I recommend 60grit for taking away the black.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:10 PM

Thanks Desert Punk! I bookmarked the page so I can find it again.




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