Originally Posted by Skills
is there anything i can do to replace the black on the silver areas...its worn off in some places..
Skills, it sounds like you got a super deal on that Mod. 10, assuming the bore is in as good a shape as the frame and barrel appear to be. As for touching it up . . .
I've had excellent luck with a product called Brownells Dicropan T-4 which is a touch-up bluing cream compound. I think they also make it in a liquid form, but get the cream; it's much easier to use. I've used T-4 on several of my rifle rebuilds and also for minor touch-up on pistols and revolvers and it holds up very well. The key to using this stuff successfully is to make absolutely sure
the metal has been completely degreased. Then, polish the surface of the area to be blued well using something like a Dremel tool with a soft polishing wheel attached. This won't damage existing blue, but it will make the metal much more receptive to the T-4. Apply the T-4 to the areas to be blued. Let it sit for a couple of minutes, then wipe it off. If needed, you can repeat this several times to get a deeper blue. Finally, apply a nice thick coat of a good gun oil to the weapon and let it sit over night. Next morning, wipe it clean leaving just a thin coat of oil for protection. The T-4 normally blends very well with existing blue and the oil treatment tends to smooth everything out nicely. Here's a link for the T-4 which, I think, can only be purchased from Brownells.