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Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by o Unforgiven o, Feb 16, 2011.

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  1. o Unforgiven o

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    I really like the look of a jeweled bolt, and was thinking about having something like that done. I was wondering if anybody knows of a metal finish that will give a sort of dark grey "gunmetal" (no pun intended) kind of finish that will still be able to be jeweled or applied after jeweling.

    Again I really like the look but I just wish I could get that same jeweled look in a "gunmetal" kind of dark grey finish, any suggestions?
     
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    I can't speak knowledgeably about the finish you're looking for, but I can tell you you can jewel just about any surface with the proper medium and technique. There is a site somewhere that has detailed instructions on how to jewel bolts and make simple jigs & tools (might even be this one) that I downloaded, and I will see if I can find it for you. Might be a day or so as it's just about lights out for me (on call) & I need to hit it. Try Googling jeweling & see... :)
     
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    Now the bad news. Unless the rifle is a wall hanger to be admired and not used, don't waste time or money on jewelling a bolt. Jewelling is nothing but very shallow scratches from an emery wheel. After a few shooting sessions, the jewelling will smooth out in places and the bolt will look like heck, a lot worse than it will look if not jewelled.

    Jim
     
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