I had the chance to take a look at this Australian World War 2 Owen submachine gun, and it’s *very* bright camouflage paint. My initial reaction was that it was a poorly done restoration, because of just how neon-Mountain-Dew-green it was. However, as it turns out, the stock on this example came out of a sealed package as new old stock from an Australian parts warehouse. That bright paint is in fact original, having not been subjected to sunlight since it was painted at the factory in the 1940s. Remarkable!