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Rust Bluing question

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by steelcase, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. steelcase

    steelcase New Member

    Hi, this is my first post. Tried my first attempt at rust bluing. I used Laurel Mountain Forge. Everything looks good. The only problem is I think I stopped a coat or two early. Rusted three times everything is evenly colored just could be darker. The question is since I have oiled the gun do I have to start over or can I degrease and continue the process? Anyone else ever have this problem?
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Degreasing completely should put you back to square one with the rusting process again.

  3. paintballdude902

    paintballdude902 Well-Known Member

    i would just degrease the part and try it again.
  4. osprey176

    osprey176 Well-Known Member

    My buddy did a Mauser build and rust blued it,and posted the entire build, on AR15.com.It's titled "Mauser Build",big suprise.He documented the process well with lots of pictures.Might be worth taking a look at.He used a Shaw barrel in 6.5x55AI,and it shoots like a house afire.
  5. jimmyraythomason

    jimmyraythomason Well-Known Member

    Okay...is that good?
  6. osprey176

    osprey176 Well-Known Member

    " IS THAT GOOD?"............. 3/4" at 300 yards? You tell me!
  7. jimmyraythomason

    jimmyraythomason Well-Known Member

    First,you tell ME what "shooting like a house afire" means. No idea if it means tight groups or all over the place. The original statement
    could easily be taken either way.
  8. fdashes

    fdashes Well-Known Member

    3/4 " groups at 300 yards....yeah, I would say that is terrific but want to see that first.

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