Jump to content
Last_Cast

Gun Bluing help!

Recommended Posts

Hey everyone.

 

My grandfather gave me an older remington 1100.

 

I have 2 barrels that could use re-bluing.

 

Any of you guys work with that kind of thing here that would help me out?

 

I'd rather give my business to a fellow member first!

 

 

Pictures will be posted soon!

 

 

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've done a few and really think you should try yourself. Nothing too hard just do a little reading. The one piece of advice if you do decide is that when cleaning and prepping, once you think its clean enough clean it some more. Once you start bluing it reveals all you missed

 

Good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, riverbasser said:

I've done a few and really think you should try yourself. Nothing too hard just do a little reading. The one piece of advice if you do decide is that when cleaning and prepping, once you think its clean enough clean it some more. Once you start bluing it reveals all you missed

 

Good luck

I'll send you some pictures if you dont mind.

Show you what I'm dealing with.

It looks like somebody tried bluing it in the past and did a terrible job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Send em

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are talking about some of these rub on cold blues, What bluing is on the barrel would be better.

I do my own bluing for 50 years and have done numbers of pieces for other people but I use a home brewed hot blue made with Lye and Ammonium Nitrate fertilizer.  It makes a deep blue black finish,  However, this process has a number of dangers since you are heating it to approx. 300F and mixing the solutions creates a huge amount of ammonia gas that has to be avoided.   The solution as is, will eat lead so if they are vented rib barrels, depending on how they are attached, the could come off, same with the front sight on none venter ribs.  I have reblued a couple 1100's and never had a problem, but that's not saying you won't.

Also, there is a lot more involved that just cleaning one to do a nice blue job and to get setup to do hot bluing would cost a lot more than it would cost to have a couple of barrels professionally done. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just got done re-bluing a 40s era shotgun and a 50s era .22.  I used a product called Oxpho-Blue Professional Grade Cold Blue and was very impressed with the ease of application and the results.  Google the name and a few really good videos will come up.   Good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×