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Did any of the Colts come from the factory with the rollmark colored in white?

See quite a few and wonder if these were delivered from the factory with the rollmark colored in.



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I don't believe so, I think bubbas get happy with crayons.
 
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I don't believe so, I think bubbas get happy with crayons.


yep,

does make them easier to photograph,



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I don't believe so, I think bubbas get happy with crayons.

Big Grin That was a fad ten years back,some of the shooters that came to my range thought it made their guns special.
 
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When I sent my AR off to Birdsong and Associates for their Black-T treatment years ago, it came back with the safe in white and fire in red. It's unobtrusive, so I left it.




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I am responsible for doing our inventory of our DRMO M-16's. I use white chalk to make the serial numbers stand out and easy to photograph.


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The only thing white on them was the inspection stamp on the front of the lower. I've seen a pre '86 M16 in original condition and that stamp is there. They rubbed off easily so pretty rare to see them.
 
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I use paint but put white on safe and red on fire. Simple and I like it. My definition of bubba is when you start filling in rollmarks that have no bearing like the manufacturer, etc. To each his own. I have also dremeled and stippled a Glock so I might actually be a bubba though, lol.
 
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^^^^

Same here; model paint on the safe/fire markings and that's it. I like the extra visual cue which is common on many guns already and how it looks.

I got an awesome large head safety for my 870 https://sjhardware.us/product/...ctical-jumbo-safety/ and it had an indentation on each side to put the color in.




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Not OEM.

Use a crayon if you want, easily removable.


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I’ve been watching YouTube shooting videos while I’ve been recouping from a few medical issues...Jerry Miculek has a series called “unicorn guns” filmed in Florida at a museum...
He is shooting a prototype AR10 from 1957...when he and it’s owner are going over it when they turned it I noticed it had white painted roll marks...
This series of videos are pretty good...




Link to original video: https://youtu.be/UCmHxieQduE


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That was the trend in the 1970's at gun shows to make it easier for patrons to identify guns.

Kind of a pain, but the guns were handled a lot less when everything was easy to read.

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