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Thread: Chrome Plated Arsenal SAM-7 Classic. Thoughts?

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    Chrome Plated Arsenal SAM-7 Classic. Thoughts?

    This rifle has been my primary hog gun for years until the finish wear and blemishes became too unsightly. I decided to have it chrome plated for maximum durability. I took a risk because I like my guns to be black or blued. Not sure how I feel about the look of this chrome, but it's growing on me. What do you guys think?
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    Hard to see the actual color from that photo because at least on my computer screen it looks like a really nice milled rifle with a lighter blued finish.

    My personal 2 cents is a chrome AK is ... well let me just say that being a collector, one that looks like it was dragged across the sandbox by a camel would look just fine.

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    I agree with Nut, it looks almost Parkerized with the coloring being more blue than olive green. If that is what it actually looks like I was pleasantly surprised. I could not even imagine a bright, shiny silver, AK.
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    Yeah sorry about the terrible lighting in the pic. The chrome is a matte finish so it's not shiny, more like a dull grey. I know this refinish will hurt its resell value but I'm not planning on selling it. Just hope it isn't an eye sore.

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    there's your problem, you should have went with as shiny of a finish as possible. I honestly don't think it would hurt the value that much, these things are bought for practical value, so being all original isn't as much of an issue.

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    Well I will say I'm glad to see it is a dull matt finish vs. high polish Pimptastic blingy! Me, I'd of KG GunKoted it. As a baked on finish it is very tough.

    This is a satin black Gunkote finish baked onto a Polish kit I built up.

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