Gun Bluing

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  1. CountryGunsmith

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    cloudjockey
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    Anyone ever mes around with gun bluing. Just wondering is there any home bluing kits. I have a few rifle that look a little rough, just wondering what my options were. Thanks

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    Cold blues are crap, only suitable for edge wear touchup at most. There are some home bluing solutions designed to be applied to heated metal that are slightly more satisfactory.

    The key is in the metal preparation beforehand.

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    Use the link at the bottom of this post and go to the gunamithing section, some of the others have been talking about bluing types and methods that they have used complete with pictures of the results.
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    I would really like to know a really experienced hot gun bluer in the gunsmith business, and his freaken email addy or address. I'm willing to spend a couple of C notes but want top quality polishing and blue job.

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    a couple of c-notes for a good blue job?

    Here's a place to start, www.vtgunsmiths.com/tis/tispricing.html

    Edited by: Zigzag2 at: 5/7/02 3:30:33 pm

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    When I was in business I blued a lot of guns. As stated a bluing job is only as good as the metal preparation work. I never used a buffing tool as they round corners and shallow out flats. I used to used die stones and W/D paper of varying grit. Most of the blueing I did was on shotguns that were left in cases and rusted. The owners would bring them in and ask how much to blue them; I did not just blue, I removed the rust pits with files and stones and paper then depending on the finish requested such as bead blast, 320#, 400#, 600# the prices varied as this is very labor intensive work. I've had people come in and ask for a beadblast and blue with no metal finishing, the barrel was severely pitted, and I refused as my name was going on the work.
    There are a couple of options to hot bluing that are very durable one is "slow rust bluing" the other is "belgian bluing", they are more labor but will be much more durable and very nice to look at. I can recommend one Gun Maker, Michael Ullman of Frontier Gunsmithing in Eads, Colorado; He will do hot dip and slow rust. His metal finishing is impeccable.
    I found his website, check it out.
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    Thank you very much, K75RT; and you too, Ziggy.

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    Doc's got my 1917, gun is being polished and blued.

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    GG are you talking about your Smith & Wesson 45? That's a hunk of metal there!
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    02-23-2003, 11:33 PM
    im thinking they probably have it done by now. you dug up a 6 year old thread to promote your gun bluing, not cool on forums