870 Refinishing


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Soybomb
September 18, 2008, 03:46 PM
I have an older 870P thats starting to look a little worse for wear these days. I believe its actually an old police training gun and then I've shot it plenty myself. It of course functions fine but I wouldn't mind it looking a little nicer again. Its even had a little light rust over the years and I think I'd blast some of it clean. I have a few questions though.

If I wanted to do a bake on at home coating, how much stuff can take it? Does it change clearances too much to coat foreend rails? How bad a job is it to take out shell latches and do the inside of the receiver? How about taking off the rifle sight on the barrel to clean some rusty stuff around its base out?

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kcshooter
September 18, 2008, 09:53 PM
I don't know this for sure, so don't take this as gospel.

I think the bake on finishes might wear pretty quickly on a pump-action. GunKote is supposed to be the thinnest one out there as far as I know.

I'd personally recommend redoing it with Oxpho-Blue from Brownells. About the best cold blue out there that will wear well and create a more even finish even on a well-worn gun. I've done it before to one of mine, it came out much better than expected.

ronnieevans40
September 18, 2008, 10:53 PM
Don't do that, have the gun parked and then get it dura coated. Mine is done that way and not only does it look good but it is a very strong finish. Ask King Joey for more info on this. He did mine and several other guns that I own. he is currently working on my SIG......Anyway he does alot of work with shot guns so he would be a good source. WWW.Kingarmory.com

mnrivrat
September 19, 2008, 01:11 AM
Bake on coat works fine and not hard to do. Bead or sandblast lightly first and it won't bother your shell stops to take that bake time and temp.

I would not however do the coating on the inside of the receiver. The action bar assy would be just fine to coat , and I have done that without a problem on a couple pump shotguns.

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