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Old patina for new rifle?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dukejazz, Dec 30, 2011.

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  1. dukejazz

    dukejazz Member

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    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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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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