I have just about got this where a I want it, but it is not blue. I am thinking about trying to get it blued, or blackened some way. What would you do??
Thinking black chrome or birdsong T black after bead blast.
I borowed your image, That is sweet, To bad you cannot get the cylinder done.
Np3 might be a possibility
June 17, 2006, 01:58 AM
June 17, 2006, 08:20 AM
Hmmm, you want a SS gun a bit darker... just shoot it a bunch - and don't clean it! Some powders won't even require that many rounds! Of course, the best at darkening, good old stinky black powder, will eventually corode the innards, too.
Actually, I have no idea what one can do at home for such a finish. I really liked my old Ruger .454 SRH's grey - they used it on a h-l 5" GP-100, too. Neat finish, but I read somewhere that it came about via tumbling... probably a bit too much for a do-it-yourself-er.
July 17, 2006, 10:51 PM
The owner finished the gun, man this thing is sweet.
Regular bluing doesn't work on SS. SS can be blackened though. Aside from the Black Ion plating. Nice. Brownell's sells a product that works like cold bluing but for SS. Birchwood Casey I think. Mind you, I doubt it'd turn out as nice a finish as 50's S&W though. Industrial hard chrome will do it as well.
July 17, 2006, 11:10 PM
It's not mine, just posting it for others to see.:)
It sure is sweet ain't it.
July 18, 2006, 01:41 AM
Check out this black chrome job that Gary Reeder is doing.