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Old 02-08-2011, 01:51 PM
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wow huge difference!

What kind of front sight was that originally? I'd be interested in it for my cva mtn stalker.

OOps never mind, thats the barrel under rib haha!
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:48 PM
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On a side note. The blueing I just did looked to come out a little blotchy. It was done with a different gun blue than I usually use, since I was running low on that type. The brand name of it is Birchwood Casey. So I just went over it with the little bit of Hoppe's gun blue I had left and it looks 100 percent better. Maybe I'll post pictures tomorrow.
Now to move on to the .54 cal barrel that came with the $30.00 Renegade.
That barrel isn't anywhere near as bad as the Bobcat barrel was, so I'm totally confident in it's full recovery.

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Old 02-08-2011, 04:55 PM
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That looks amazing, great job. I have guys at work who say they have rusted barrels and I just laugh every time I hear it. Maybe I can get a few for really cheap. Hard to beat what you paid and if it shoots well even better.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:04 PM
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Wow, that turned out nice! Looks like a new rifle. Just curious, what brand of gun blue have you had the best luck with in the past? Do you heat your barrels before applying the blue? Thanks. -Q
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:29 PM
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Answer to Q.
No, I don't heat the barrel and Hope's gun blue seems to be the best.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:11 AM
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Here is a picture after I blued the barrel with Birchwood Casey gun blue and then went over top of that with Hoppe's gun blue. It still looks a little blotchy in this photograph and I don't know why. I think it looks terrific. Maybe after work today I'll take some pitures of it outside and see how they come out.

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Old 02-09-2011, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by pluckit
But I don't like the looks of browning.
I agree, I don't like the looks of browning ether.
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:35 PM
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Default Final paragraph in this chapter of "Saving the Bobcat".

There isn't much more I can do for the cosmetic appeal of this particular rifle so I think I'll close the door on this chapter of "Saving The Bobcat".
The following chapter will begin at the shooting range.
So here are a couple of last photographs of the Bobcat to tide you over untill then.
Too bad I don't take better pictures.

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Old 02-09-2011, 01:37 PM
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I disagree, they sell do it yourself camp dipping kits
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:29 PM
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Like I stated in an earlier post, I have more money invested in Evapo-Rust that I used on the rifle than I paid for it. So I don't think I want to spend any more on it, or I'll have more invested in it than it's worth. That is if I don't already.
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