Old patina for new rifle?


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dukejazz
December 30, 2011, 05:49 PM
I just received the Rossi Circuit Judge from my wife. I realize the gun is a novelty, but I really like the looks. I think it would be more attractive with a more worn patina. Any ideas or experience doing this?

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RevolvingGarbage
December 30, 2011, 05:58 PM
Is it a blued model?

If so, you can take the bluing right off with CLR, and normal handling of the firearm will turn the metal from a dull grey to a nice flat brown (but without looking rusty). I did this on accident to the cylinder of my RG40.

Be prepared to oil the gun often though as removing the bluing will allow rust to form a little more easily.

Red Cent
December 30, 2011, 06:03 PM
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=24772/psize=24/Product/PLUM-BROWN

J-Bar
December 30, 2011, 07:50 PM
Longshot Logan's recipe for antiquing a revolver would work on a rifle:

http://www.theopenrange.net/articles/Antiquing_SAA_Revolver.pdf

The thumbnail is a picture of a pair of Ruger Old Army revolvers that I antiqued using his procedure. I wanted more of a plum brown finish...but you can shad it towards blue or white...it's up to you.

olafhardtB
December 31, 2011, 08:22 AM
I use Brownell's Oxypho on older guns I am recycling. It is a tough finish. People comment on how well my older guns must have been taken care of and their wonderful patina. I really like it because it does make the gun look clean and beautiful and old and provides excellent protection.

DagoRed
December 31, 2011, 08:47 AM
Don't do it. Patina is ok for old weapons that would be expected, but on a new rifle it's just phony.

Seriously, we keep our weapons in the best condition we can, why rust one or make it look old and crappy?

ljnowell
December 31, 2011, 05:09 PM
Don't do it. Patina is ok for old weapons that would be expected, but on a new rifle it's just phony.

Seriously, we keep our weapons in the best condition we can, why rust one or make it look old and crappy?

You dont get it. Its obviously something that you dont relate to, but its something that others think is cool.

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