Finish on a Blackhawk 357

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

  1. fwoddo

    fwoddo New Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    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

    Jul 15, 2012
    Depends on model & part-
    NM? - 3 screw?
    Barrel- Ejector rod housing?
    They're different-
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2012
  3. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR New Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    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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