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Old 02-21-2010, 09:35 AM
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Can anyone recommend a good smith to re-blue a rifle? Or a good kit to do it myself?

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Old 02-21-2010, 09:41 AM
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Depends on what you looking for as far as a kit goes. For cold blueing I really like the Blue Wonder product. Fast, easy and quality results.
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You have nobody even semi-local???
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Originally Posted by Maine Shooter
You have nobody even semi-local???
Not that I know of...only even one smith I even know of and he doesn't do it...

Just looking for a regular factory type bluing, its a Remmy 721...
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner
should be able to find one here, find the closest one offering what you want ask for references and follow them up
http://www.shootguns.info/other.htm
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Hot Flash gun finishes is located in whitmore ca.
Thanks RR, that place is about 5hrs north of me, so it could work.

Also thinking about this stuff, www.blackicecoatings.com...

Going to also jewel the bolt, but will probably do that myself.
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:32 PM
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there are actually alot of guys (non gunsmiths) doing it with pretty good results. when i started my apprenticeship as a machinist my shop gave me a old hot blueing bath meant for screws and small parts and it does a great job on anything shorter then a about a foot. try giving a few tool and die places near you a call, they might have something big enough for a barrel and reciever.
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Cold bluing sucks. I thought there were some fellas offering bluing services on Gun Broker....
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:52 AM
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I think I've decided on doing DuraCoat in Gun Blue, its suppose to look pretty good...
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by jeepkid
I think I've decided on doing DuraCoat in Gun Blue, its suppose to look pretty good...
Duracoat rocks, if your going to use the canned propellant keep the can in a bucket of water to help keep the temp up so that you don't have an issue with the can freezing up. Also if not curing in an oven allow at least two to three days for a good hard shell to form prior to working with the finished piece.

Oh yeh, if your going to glass bed the action, do your bedding before the Duracoat. Epoxy bedding compound and Epoxy based paint will weld the gun to the stock. Found that one out the hard way, ended up having to cut the stock with a dremel and then chipping the bedding compound off, sand blasting the gun and doing it all over again.

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Old 02-22-2010, 07:04 AM
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You won't go wrong with Black Ice Coatings. Lee does a fantastic job!
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