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Duracoat black powder firearms?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by greenr18, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. greenr18

    greenr18 member

    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?
  2. arcticap

    arcticap Well-Known Member

    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.


    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. :)
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
  3. junkman_01

    junkman_01 member

    I think it would be a blasphemy and you would wind up hell!
  4. greenr18

    greenr18 member

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

    JNewell Well-Known Member

    Unclear...how 'bout stainless? Should rate about the same.
  6. junkman_01

    junkman_01 member

    The OP said nothing about stainless steel. [​IMG]
  7. JNewell

    JNewell Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. junkman_01

    junkman_01 member

    He asked if it would be a good idea. He got an aswer! :evil::fire::cuss:
  9. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Well-Known Member

    + 1 Junkman!
  10. Hellgate

    Hellgate Well-Known Member

    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). ;>
  11. Bluehawk

    Bluehawk Well-Known Member

    Anyone know what Pietta's Millenium finish was?
  12. arcticap

    arcticap Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. Moptop

    Moptop Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. Hellgate

    Hellgate Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. Jaymo

    Jaymo Well-Known Member

    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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