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making a SS gun darker

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Brian Williams, Jun 13, 2006.

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  1. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    I have just about got this where a I want it, but it is not blue. I am thinking about trying to get it blued, or blackened some way. What would you do??
    Thinking black chrome or birdsong T black after bead blast.

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    got my xd9 bitone np3 coated (nickel/teflon)www.robarguns.com it turns SS into a great satin Ruger-like 'target grey'

    you might like it.....
     
  3. 50 Shooter

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    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    I borowed your image, That is sweet, To bad you cannot get the cylinder done.

    Np3 might be a possibility
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    Very cool..


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  6. Stainz

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    Hmmm, you want a SS gun a bit darker... just shoot it a bunch - and don't clean it! Some powders won't even require that many rounds! Of course, the best at darkening, good old stinky black powder, will eventually corode the innards, too.

    Actually, I have no idea what one can do at home for such a finish. I really liked my old Ruger .454 SRH's grey - they used it on a h-l 5" GP-100, too. Neat finish, but I read somewhere that it came about via tumbling... probably a bit too much for a do-it-yourself-er.

    Stainz
     
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    Regular bluing doesn't work on SS. SS can be blackened though. Aside from the Black Ion plating. Nice. Brownell's sells a product that works like cold bluing but for SS. Birchwood Casey I think. Mind you, I doubt it'd turn out as nice a finish as 50's S&W though. Industrial hard chrome will do it as well.
     
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    It's not mine, just posting it for others to see.:)

    It sure is sweet ain't it.
     
  10. depcon3

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    Check out this black chrome job that Gary Reeder is doing.

    http://www.reedercustomguns.com/revolvers/black_widow_2.htm

    They might be able to put the black chrome on a stainless revolver, but I don't know. I sure like the glossy, dark finish!:evil:

    I have a Bisley Vaquero that I want to send to Gary Reeder and let him work it over. If you like custom SA wheelguns, you'll love his website.
     
  11. JMACDONALD

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    blacken SS

    Brian, can you parkerize your model 65 like a Sig auto...they coat their SS slides with something other than traditional blueing. - mac
     
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    Actually... it may, depending on the grade of stainless and the skill of the refinisher.

    The barrel on the Trooper is a Douglas stainless, that was blued in the same tank as the carbon frame. The barrel was just left in longer at a higher temp.

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    Joe
     
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