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Re-bluing advice for a revolver......

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 22luvr, Jul 18, 2003.

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  1. 22luvr

    22luvr Member

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    I've talked to a couple of friends here at work and they're telling me that re-bluing a revolver is not as much trouble as I had anticipated.

    With that in mind, does anyone have any practical experience or advice?

    Thanks...................
     
  2. Old Fuff

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    There are several different ways to blue a gun. For example you can use what it called "cold blue" solution that will produce a blue-black finish, but it won't last very long. The blue used on commercial guns and in professional refinishing requires skill and a lot of expensive equipment. To learn more about different kinds of blueing and other kinds of refinishing go to: www.brownells.com
     
  3. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    I've reblued a couple of revolvers at Lassen College. Key is to have good buffer wheels and polish medium (grit). The gun is disassembled (bbl left on frame) and everything is polished & left oil-free (no fingerprints) for the bluing tanks. Not hard at all if you have access to professional equipment. Consider taking one of those NRA summer gunsmithing classes.
     
  4. 22luvr

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    Thanks for the info......

    That's about all I need to know. My friends were obviously doing the "cold blueing" technique. Guess I'll leave the "professional" blueing to the professionals! Thanks for responding.
     
  5. ruger357

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    I have tried cold blueing in the past without much success. Why not call the manufacturer of the gun that you want reblued for a price?
     
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