Rainier Arms at IWA Germany 2016. Country Rifles (1/3)

Rainier Arms had a very colorful stand at the IWA exhibition in Germany.

I don’t know if it’s down to the difference between the technologies or the skill of the painter, but a lot of the Duracoat paint jobs I’ve seen are nice from far, but far from nice.

Having seen them in the flesh at IWA, these Ceracoated AR-15 rifles look nice from far, but the closer you look the more detail and quality you’ll find.

Exactly the type of quality I would be willing to pay for, rather than a quick DIY spray job.

To the best of my knowledge, all these “Country rifles” were painted by Blown Deadline, in honor to the countries that Rainier Arms export to.


Rainier Arms at IWA in Germany

Yeah, I’d be willing to collect a few “countries”. I’d give “Sweden” a start, but Great Britain is nice too.

I’m sure a lot of our readers are interested in the Strars & Stripes.  The German Noveske is nice too…


This is a very cool collection of rifles. Which one is your favorite?

Because ‘Merica!


I didn’t count to see if all of the 50 stars were there, but it sure looks cool.

The rail is Fortis MFG Night Rail for Rainier Arms.



Stop scrolling and take a moment to look at the details and depth.



The Swedish flag…or perhaps something to fit a Mossberg?

Sweden, represented by the BCM KMR Rifle.


BCM Handguard and Aimpoint T-2 2 MOA. Aimpoints are Made in Sweden, in case you didn’t know.




The level of detail is lovely, and you discover new details all the time.




This color scheme would also work very well on a Mossberg rifle or shotgun.

In case you didn’t know, Mr. Mossberg was born in Sweden and emigrated to the USA in 1886, hence the swedish flags and three crowns on their logotype.



All pictures above are (C) of undersigned.


Bonus pictures, these are from “Chummerz” of Rainier Arms.

His Instagram channel can be found here: https://www.instagram.com/chummerz/

2016-03-15 15.26.15_resizePart n#: BCM-KMR-A13, rail above.

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2016-03-15 15.26.28_resizeBelow: Bravo Company AR-15. Note the different pistol grips. 2016-03-15 15.25.47_resizeFor more Patriotic Paint Schemes check out the Blown Deadlines Gallery.


Next up in detail, part 2…Great Britain, France, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland.

Germany + Noveske = TRUE


Photo by Chummerz.





Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


  • Basil Sever Moulds

    Love it. Would be awesome to see in person.

  • mike

    I would love it if people would quit using the terms merica and murica. You should realize they are terms used by others to make fun off us and portray all americans as illiterate idiots who cant even speak our own language correctly. I hear stupid speech from enough people every day who cant seem to speak the language and enunciate correctly.


    • Sianmink

      Yankee Doodle.
      own it, make it yours, and they can not hurt you with It.

    • Rock or Something

    • Erik B

      ’cause ‘merica!

    • wetcorps

      We’ll use whatever we want to poke fun at each other. What are you, a commie or something?

    • Mouldy Squid

      How about spelling and capitalization?

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Say it……

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Sad state of affairs.

  • KestrelBike

    Oh look it’s all those countries that treat their people like livestock.

    • Graham2

      What a strange thing to type!

      • KestrelBike

        I just have trouble with rifles celebrating the flags of countries that do everything in their power to keep those weapons out of the hands of their law-abiding citizens. It’s their country, their culture, that’s fine. And I know it’s often to celebrate the individual shooter who happens to be from one of those countries (and has amassed the money and perhaps political grace to afford one). But to put some of those flags on AR-15s is too ironic for me.

        • Erik B

          You understand that you just included the USA?

        • joe tusgadaro

          You can own AR-15 type rifles in multiple countries in Europe, the UK even has some, even if they are more restrictive then lets say the Czech republic.

    • Harald Hansen

      I think you’ll find that the population in most of those same countries are not terribly interested in more permissible gun laws either, not just the politicians.

      And gun laws are not just a one-dimensional scale from “permissive” to “restrictive” either. For example, in my native Norway I have to document my need for any firearms purchase (only two needs are acknowledged, either hunting or shooting sports), but I can go and buy a suppressor for any weapon without any ado. In fact, most of the younger generation of hunters use suppressed rifles, saving their hearing and cutting down on noise pollution. Hence we have more restrictive laws in one way, but more permissive in another.

  • Sianmink

    Irony that these rifles would be illegal as hell for average civilians in most of the countries they’re painted as.

    • Erik B

      Only “Great” Britain. So far.

    • joe tusgadaro

      The UK is not “most” countries in Europe.

      • Sianmink

        If the ‘average’ civilian needs to justify ownership, get a special license, submit themselves to invasions of privacy to verify storage in order to be deemed worthy of the privilege, then I consider that the same thing. And this is how it’s done in the Scandanavian countries, Germany, and France. Italy is slightly looser.

        Either way, it’s clearly more than the vast majority in these countries wish to be burdened with, as they seem content with low power and low capacity pieces for hunting and sporting purposes only, and don’t go to the trouble and expense of getting a restricted license. Disarmament Working As Planned.

  • Scott Tuttle

    its like going to the ar-15 olympics

  • Sianmink

    Is that PolandRifle hiding in the back there?

  • Michael Lubrecht

    Curious about the black smudging on the Swedish flag, and the hammered up finish on the Kraut model – were these “distressed” paint jobs, or had the rifles been used/carried or something?

    • Damocles

      Much of Blown Deadline’s stuff does have a distressed look to it. It is kind of his signature look. When I was on facebook I used to follow his page, he is very talented.

    • Skokie

      Yeah they’re intentionally distressed. Looks pretty cool imo.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Ill take France.
    Short barrel, telescoping stock.

  • Hokum

    AR-15’s G7? 🙂

  • Joshua

    This is going to sound like a hater thing to say, but if you find an artist that does really good battleworn graphics don’t assume they can do the same level of graphic detail and overlay without the battleworn. These designs look really good and this artist looks legit to me from here, but if you find yourself contemplating a job by a lesser known artist based on something they did in battleworn, unless you are also getting a battleworn design, make sure the artists resume includes some examples of clean work. The techniques involved in adding a battleworn look to something lend themselves to covering up what would be considered mistakes in an otherwise clean paint job.

  • USMC03Vet

    *Patriotic boners intensify!*

    Beautiful guns. I think we can all agree on that.

  • shaodwrundas

    even then the UK one would be legal if say the barrel had no gas port or a disruptor making it single shot/boltaction

  • Evan

    France and I think Italy ban ownership of any firearms in current or past military calibers.

  • Evan

    I’m sorry, but I think these rifles, especially the US flag one, look kinda awful. That paint job on the US one looks like an energy drink can, not like Old Glory as it ought to look.

  • Maxpwr

    Gonna be a real shame with the EU passes the ban on semi-auto rifles they have been working on and turns all those into scrap metal in a few months. Nice looking otherwise. Kind of a Greek Tragedy and lots of other countries.