Do Dawson's base pads come apart, meaning the little slide part that you move to take it off of the mag? I hae a collection of them in different colors and I was thinking about blasting them and either Duracoat or Gunkote to get them all alike..
If you look at the sliding gate, towards the front of the pad, you'll see a little hole. Under that hole is the pin which clicks into the detent in the gate, holding it closed. Push on that pin with a paper clip and slide the gate backwards, and you can remove the gate, the pin, and its spring, at which point you are fully disassembled.