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I have a Rossi single shot 20 gauge that I hadn't used in a while and decided to make it a bit more interesting. You can use any old single shot, or any firearm for that matter.

Things you'll need:
1. Four different colors of spray paint in a matte finish, preferably those that best match your local woodlands. I chose olive, tan, green, and brown.
2. Protective Matte Clear Coat.
3. Painters tape.
4. Wax paper.
5. Scissors.
6. Tweezers.
7. A firearm to paint!
8. A whole ton of patience.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any damage, loss of value, or voided warranties. You attempt this at your own risk and understand that I am not responsible for your actions. Always obey local, state, and federal laws when working on a firearm.

Step 1: Prep Work

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First off, make sure your firearm is unloaded and pointed in a safe direction. Now that that's done, we want to remove as much surface oil as possible so that the paint adheres well. I accomplished this by repeatedly rubbing the shotgun down with rubbing alcohol and allowing to air dry.

Next you will want to tape off or remove which ever parts that you do not want to paint. I chose to tape off the hammer/ejection lever, trigger guard assembly, and sling mounts. I also removed the rubber butt pad.

Step 2: Pattern Time

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Here we need to work on our patterns, I came up with this one a couple weeks ago and this is its first use on a complete firearm. I've found a couple of details to tweak, but I'll discuss that more later.

In order of use, the four main patterns are:
1. Small stripe/speck. (You will only need a few of these).
2. Large splotch/amoebae looking things.
3. Small splotch.
4. Long wavy stripe.

What you will need to due is pull out about two feet of wax paper and completely cover both sides with overlapping layers of painters tape. Once that is done draw all of your patterns out on ONE SIDE ONLY, remember that each pattern will create two stickers.
 
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éponticelli4 months ago

yours came out better than i expected, good job

BadPuns5 months ago

Spray paint camo on guns and trucks and other things that just aren't redneck enough usually comes out looking cheap, but you did a good job.

camping crazy7 months ago

It turned out awesome!!! How did it hold up to use though?? I would have clear coated it and got black rubber grips for the hand hold so it wont wear off!!! Really nice job though thanks for posting!!!

Hahaha never mind about the clear coat I really gotta read more carefully!!

Paracordaholic11 months ago
man thats really cool I have the exact same gun lol
That turned out AWESOME!!!
KingOfCatfish (author)  aidanjarosgrilli11 months ago
Thank you!