Duracoat black powder firearms?


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greenr18
March 14, 2011, 02:14 PM
With the intent of adding extra corrosion resistance to the firearm, would duracoating a black powder firearm be a good idea or a bad idea?

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arcticap
March 14, 2011, 02:56 PM
AFAIK no one has mentioned trying it on a black powder revolver that emits high heat and flame.

But there are different types of Duracoat, each having a different temperature resistance.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=5534723&postcount=16

Using the right one should help to prevent corrosion but learning all about how much to apply and where would be somewhat of an experiment. :)

junkman_01
March 14, 2011, 03:32 PM
I think it would be a blasphemy and you would wind up hell!

greenr18
March 14, 2011, 03:42 PM
I think it would be a blasphemy and you would wind up hell!

It's cool, I'm goin' there anyways ;)

JNewell
March 14, 2011, 07:38 PM
I think it would be a blasphemy and you would wind up hell!


Unclear...how 'bout stainless? Should rate about the same.

junkman_01
March 14, 2011, 07:51 PM
The OP said nothing about stainless steel. http://freesmileyface.net/smiley/others/jesus-166.gif

JNewell
March 14, 2011, 08:36 PM
He didn't ask for directions to Hell, either...

OP: the question about flame/temp is a good one. The people at LCW are extraordinarily helpful - give them a call and ask.

junkman_01
March 14, 2011, 08:47 PM
He asked if it would be a good idea. He got an aswer! :evil::fire::cuss:

BHP FAN
March 14, 2011, 09:06 PM
+ 1 Junkman!

Hellgate
March 15, 2011, 12:44 AM
With a couple of SS Euro Remington NMAs I guess I go to hell and get to meet all my friends (who are probably guilty of just as many sins). ;>

Bluehawk
March 15, 2011, 04:22 AM
Anyone know what Pietta's Millenium finish was?

arcticap
March 15, 2011, 07:04 AM
I believe that it was hot chemical blue that was applied over an unpolished or bead blasted surface to save on the cost of polishing the steel. It produced a matte finish similar to a Remington 870 express.

Moptop
March 15, 2011, 01:12 PM
I believe that it was hot chemical blue that was applied over an unpolished or bead blasted surface to save on the cost of polishing the steel. It produced a matte finish similar to a Remington 870 express.

Yes, but much rougher looking, almost black. My two have a fair amount of machine/casting marks in the frame. It's very easy to clean though.

Hellgate
March 15, 2011, 03:12 PM
I like the Uberti Milleniums because there's no glare when shooting in the bright sun and the matte surface holds a nice coating of oil for storage.

Jaymo
March 18, 2011, 01:28 AM
I don't see where BP flame temps would be a problem, since DC is used on smokeless powder guns.
I've thought about parkerizing some of my BP guns, then applying DC over the park.
Maybe I should do it to my CVA Colonial pistol. It can be my guinea pig.
It should give excellent protection and be easy to clean.

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