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Old 07-27-2010, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So there I was... trolling eBay for deals when I came across a beater of a MicroMag that really needed a new home.



It had some things going for it... It had a right-feed. Um. Well, that's actually all it had going for it. The rest was pretty bad. It had been anno-stripped, and had some fairly bad pitting. The original gripframe was cut, there was a trigger-shoe to make it kind-of a double trigger, there was no original barrel, and overall, it was more than a little beat up.

The price was pretty low though, so I snapped it up. I figured I would do SOMETHING with it. After some heming and hawing, I decided to contact Ken at KPCS again. I was really happy with what he had done for me on my last MicroMag build, and I wanted to work with him again.

Here's the last MicroMag build for those of you who are keeping track...


I had really wanted to replicate the Tropical Jungle anno


But after talking things over with Ken I changed my mind. It wouldn't really be feasable with powdercoat, and I didn't want to have to do more to it after I got it back from him. I guess I could have done some kind of 2 stage process and duracoated in the black splash, but it just seemed like a finish that would be doomed to failure.

Ken is a wizard with powdercoat though, and I knew he could make me happy. I ended up choosing another translucent powdercoat like my first Micro with him, because it looks darned near identical to anno, and is comparable in durability.

When you do a translucent powdercoat the first thing you need to do is polish the parts. Ken was kind enough to send me a photo of that step of the process.



Now, if I didn't know better I would have thought that was as pretty as a MicroMag could get, but I've worked with this guy before...









The official color is called candy orange, but it's a full on match for polished copper. The damned thing looks like it's been plated. I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like this before. My Blazer is a polished bronze anno, and looks like brass, and if you put it side by side with this one, it actually looks a bit shabby.

Hats off to Ken at KPCS for another great job.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's really a beautiful color......I would like to find something witty to say, but it has left me speechless.



EDIT: OMFG! Is that a Armson stealth barrel on it!!?
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That's really a beautiful color......I would like to find something witty to say, but it has left me speechless.



EDIT: OMFG! Is that a Armson stealth barrel on it!!?
Oh yeah... Can't have a MicroMag without stock parts man!
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Oh yeah... Can't have a MicroMag without stock parts man!
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He does it yet again. Before I registered with MCB, I used to wonder where all the Micros went. I don't ask myself that anymore. Very nice build! Good call OSK, Pennywise fits it well.
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He does it yet again. Before I registered with MCB, I used to wonder where all the Micros went. I don't ask myself that anymore. Very nice build! Good call OSK, Pennywise fits it well.
yes it does...."PENNYWISE"
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Question... I'm thinking that's a gen3 micromag, judging by the built in ball detent, and 2 screws on the feed... though don't the gen3s usually have a "lip" over the valve as well? Or am I confused?
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The generations aren't nearly cut and dry. There is overlap, so call this one a 2.5 if you will.
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