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Pietta in the white - how?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Mictlanero, Jan 26, 2013.

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  1. BCRider

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    Smokepole, in answer to your post #22 you will still need to protect the metal with regular and normal oiling overall.

    The thing about a blued surface is that the blueing itself does not provide a resistance to rust. The blueing creates a slightly pourous layer which will hold small microscopic pockets of oil when you wipe down the gun with the usual oily rag. This ability to hold the protective oil more tenaciously is what actually provides the resistance to rusting.

    A highly polished surface may not have this same degree of surface texture to hold the oil. The surface will still hold oil but it's a good idea with such guns to not get as aggresive with wiping off the excess as you can with a blued or browned surface.

    The mustard patina produces the finish by eating away the metal a little to give the look it provides. Colour from the mustard then fills in the pockets caused by the corrosion to produce the colour. Because the surface has been etched to form small pockets by this treatment the surface will tend to hold protective oil quite well. But you still need to oil the metal to protect it.
     
  2. rkmitchell

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    Local pawn shop has a nice used 1858 Remington bright finish.....want it?

    They only want about $200 for it. I'll be glad to pick it up for you if you'd like.

    It's used, has some marks near the nipple area where the hammer has come down several times.....so it has been shot some. I've pondered it a few times myself, but haven't decided yet.

    You can email me at rkmitchell@yahoo.com if interested.

    Randy
     
  3. rkmitchell

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    Never mind.....it sold yesterday afternoon....knew I should have...

    ...bought it when I saw it.

    Randy
     
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