Finish on a Blackhawk 357

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by fwoddo, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. fwoddo

    fwoddo New Member

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    I have used Brownwells cold blueing on several guns with very good results. However I have a Blackhawk 357 with Holster wear and cannot seem to touch it up. Actually the finish on the 357 does not look like blueing. Any suggestions.
  2. HossFly

    HossFly New Member

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    Depends on model & part-
    NM? - 3 screw?
    Barrel- Ejector rod housing?
    They're different-
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  3. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR New Member

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    Ruger uses a relatively low carbon steel on the blackhawks. Cold blues have a hard time reacting to it. try 44-40. It reacts the best but only works on touch ups. dont do large sections with it. The grip frames are aluminum and are anodized. Cold blue will do nothing to it.
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