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Gun blueing at home




Q. Looking for a book on blueing. I want to re-blue a 270 for my uncle. I'd like to try it, if I can get a book that has step by step on blueing..thanks !

James Hirsch
- Huntsville, Texas
2006



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A. The so called "blueing" on guns is actually black oxide, applied from a hot (290F) concentrated caustic solution, not something you want to do at home. There are some safer processes advertised for home use (do a web search), but they do not produce as dark color as true black oxide, and are not as durable. Black oxide is not expensive, so why not let a professional shop do the job correctly for you?

jeffrey holmes
Jeffrey Holmes, CEF
Spartanburg, South Carolina


A. Firearm Blueing and Browning [on eBay , Amazon, AbeBooks] by Angier is book for you. Good luck!

Goran Budija
- Cerovski vrh Croatia


A. Angier's book is fascinating but very deep water for a non specialist.
Stay friends with your uncle - send the gun to a specialist.
It is likely to be less expensive than buying the chemicals

geoff smith
Geoff Smith
Hampshire, England




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