So here's my latest project. Norinco M14 converted with USGI TRW bolt and a Criterion chrome lined medium weight 18" barrel. The finish on the receiver was extremely thin, not to mention a little bit of surface rust in the mag well, so I decided to go a different route. I'm using Krylon tan camouflage paint that I picked up from Ace hardware. I need to go back to see if they have a brown I can use to give it some color as a complete single color M14 looks funny. If I get tired of a desert tan M14, I'll strip all of the paint and have it reparked. Here is the look (color wise) I am going for, except with a 18" barrel:
I have a tan syn stock sitting in my closet. Waiting for a SAI muzzle brake.
And of course, the Norinco's big brother...my LRB.