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Slicking up a nickel plated coach gun

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Roasted Turkey, Oct 2, 2022.

  1. Roasted Turkey

    Roasted Turkey Member

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    I've been wanting a stoeger coach gun for a while and thought I'd prefer the nickel plated model since I don't have any nickel plated guns. But then I got to thinking, when I go to sand and polish things like the mating surfaces and chamber mouth, how will the nickel look and feel? With bluing, doing this would just take it off and I could reblue anything I wanted to but I have no experience with nickel plating. If you have experience let me know if I should stick with the blued model or if the nickel would be ok. Thanks!
     
  2. MifflinKid

    MifflinKid Member

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    I have both - blued and nickle plated. The surfaces you are going to touch are not going to be seen until you open the action.

    On my nickled gun I keep the smoothed surfaces lubricated with grease to prevent rusting. On my blued gun I did cold blue the portions taken down to the bare steel. Those bare portions I just lubricate with what ever I have at hand, oil or grease.

    Buy which ever one you want. The Stoeger Coach Guns are great firearms.
     
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