Originally Posted by nothing
i am also struggling with what to do about textures. since it is mostly a black gun is leaving it just black good enough etc.
The actual color was not quite black. These photos show a dark charcoal gray or blue-ish gunmetal gray, with a wooden stock. The actual gun may have been black or blue-black. The model will probably look best, show its details best, and look a bit more metallic if you lighten it up from black just a tad--still keeping it a uniform color (except for the stock and grip).
I hope this helps.