My MP5SD Continuing Saga.
It seems that I can never leave my MP5SD alone. For reference here are a couple of my previous 'SD episodes -
I was scanning the NFA Sales forum on a well known firearms site and I noted a WTS HK Sales Sample MP5SD suppressor at a very reasonable price. I looked over the pictures of the suppressor being offered. It wasn't very pretty, but then again it was cheap. So what the hell, I bought it.
Here are a few pics of the suppressor being offered:
(Notice the missing finish in the knurled area and the scratches left of center)
The seller eFiled the Form3 and I received the suppressor within a couple weeks. When It came in, I looked it over closely. There was minimal carbon buildup within its interior. In addition to the obvious scratches the exterior had finish missing on most high spots plus scratches at the muzzle. All of this indicated it was carried much more than actually used. I decided to see what I could do to make it appear prettier.
Since this HK suppressor has an aluminum tube, I tried some Birchwood Casey Aluminum Black on a small scratch to see what would happen.
Damn! The bare aluminum turned black and the scratch disappeared. I decided to attack the whole tube. I wiped the exterior with mineral spirits, let everything dry, and swabbed Aluminum Black over the entire thing. I let everything dry again and then re-wiped the exterior with mineral spirits for a second time. Here are my results:
(The S&H rebuilt Qualified suppressor on the top and the S&H cleaning brush handle on the bottom)
(The S&H rebuilt Qualified suppressor on the left)
(The S&H cleaning brush handle with brush and Qualified suppressor on the left. S&H take down tool up front)
All in all I impressed the hell out of myself.