OMG JW, that is one beautiful scope. I'm amazed at the evolution of the whole package. Well done.
BTW, are you sure you want to powdercoat it? I think all too often in our restorations, powdercoated parts get painted, but in this case, I suspect the parts were painted from the factory. I've got no data to go on. Just a hunch considering it wasn't mass produced and who made it.
Hard to believe it's been 4 years this month since I got the scope from Bob Midiri (thanks again, Bob!). Here's how it looked:
I paid extra to get Valspar spray paint that was supposed to be a mix of silver + blue + green... Yeah, it looks more like Baby Blue!
JD, my powder coat guy, matched the Mogey Gray pretty dang good from some pix I sent him. Tinsley Gray... varied. And, not so many examples out there. I like the idea of all that red / yellow brass against a glossy dark gray -- not just the OTA, look at those solid brass setting circles.
Shoot! Now that you got me thinking about it, I bet JD could match the color in this photo, which in person was a weird bluish / grayish that "shimmered" when light hit it at an angle. Don't know if that was original, but it sure was a cool look...
Edited by Bomber Bob, 12 March 2019 - 02:33 PM.