GUN Anybody do their own cold bluing?

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  1. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    I decided that my 70 year old .22 needed some love so I took it apart and have started working on the walnut stock. It's beautiful :o So far I have sanded it, worked it with steel wool, and put down three coats of BLO. The first hand-rubbed coat of tung oil went on this morning.

    I am going to try my hand at rebluing and got some Birchwood Casey blue/rust remover and cold blue liquid.

    Any advice, or am I paving the way here? :o
     
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    Cold blue is really more designed for cosmetic touch ups. I think you'd have a hell of a time getting any kind of consistency to the finish or real corrosion protection from a DIY cold blue job on an entire barreled action.
     
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    Agreed.
     
  4. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    I have heard that.

    That said, I spent a few hours reading around and it seems like people who prep well and are patient get a nice result.

    My rifle now has lots of browning which is unworthy of how nice the stock is. If this comes out shitty I'll have a pro do it.
     
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    Hope it works out for ya. :dunno:
     

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