I have been custom painting, airbrushing and pinstriping Harleys, cars, etc. for over 25 years. I recently acquired an SA M1A with a fiberglass stock that had a home grown camo pattern on it.
Being tired of basic black and camo themes, I figured I'd give it a try. It's only my second attempt at stock painting. (I did a shotgun stock in a waving American Flag pattern for a guy about 20 years ago.)
Shown is a tribute to the USMC, with faux brass and walnut graphics, and a faux relief or cutout behind the rear handgrip area, see middle pic. I sanded off the checkering in the grip areas. It was cleared in a semi-gloss automotive urethane. (Sorry about the crappy pics. My camera is a dinosaur.)
This is my first and only test piece, so tomorrow it gets sanded and I'll do a different theme.
I will be posting more pics of different paint schemes as they are finished.
I am looking for more stocks and handguards to work with for demos, so I don't have to keep sanding and repainting the one I have. The down time sucks, waiting for each step to dry. So if anyone has any that they don't want, i.e. beat up, cracked, just plain ugly,etc. I would be interested.
I am available to discuss painting your guns. I am in Pahrump.
God made the Garand! - USN Gunner 1976-80, 5" 38 / 6" 47 ( Who says 6 inches ain't enough? ) Nevada CWP Utah CFP