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Old 03-10-2019, 04:47 PM
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No, it's not a new super cool avant garde musical group . . . . .





just my attempt to refresh the blue on my Walther Sportmodell Meisterbuechse.


As received, it was pretty sad looking. The wood looked fine (for an 80+ year old rifle), but the metal had lost most of its finish and at some some point long ago, some buuba had applied what looked like black paint that was about 30% present.


I haven't messed with any cold blue products in a long time for anything other than minor touch ups. I figured this rifle would be a good use of some Oxpho blue that I've had around for way too long.
I didn't really want to go down to the bare metal and get into polishing, etc., but that's essentially what I ended up doing, mostly because once I got started, I got carried away.


I was afraid I'd end up with a blotchy mess, but after all was said and done (3-4? applications worth), it turned out better than expected. I'm letting it "cure" for a day or two before applying any protective layer.
What say the experts - paste wax or something like RIG?


The light today is lousy for pictures and the "before" pictures from the seller are terrible, but eventually, I'll post some pre- and post-Oxpho snapshots.
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It would be paste wax for me. I use it on all my guns whatever their age. I've never reblued a complete gun with Oxpho but have used it for a long time for touch up and new parts and always had good luck and always used paste wax as a protectant.
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It would be paste wax for me. I use it on all my guns whatever their age. I've never reblued a complete gun with Oxpho but have used it for a long time for touch up and new parts and always had good luck and always used paste wax as a protectant.
Good to know, and that's the way I was leaning on this.
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I rehabbed a Glenfield 100G with Oxpho Creme Blue and some elbow grease, here is a representative before and after pic:
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I protect the metal of my guns with Renaissance Wax. Johnson's Floor wax is good too but harder to break once hazed over. I usually go with two coats.
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Nice.


Here's how mine turned out. Not perfect by a long shot, but I'm happy. Before (top 2)and after (last 2).
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Looks good!
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Ox pho Blue is really a remarkable product. The best protectant on top of any finish is Rennaisance wax.
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Nice job!

Very nice job on the cleanup and re-blue gewehrfreund. Sweet looking rifle!

Just curious. Who is the maker of that rifle if I may ask? It looks similar to a Walther military single shot training rifle that I once rebuilt for a customer years ago.

I like the Oxpho Blue cream, and Birchwood Super Blue. I use a small piece of very fine white Scotchbrite pad to apply it. The Scotchbrite (aka "Crotchbite") blends in all the streaky spots much better than steel wool in my experience.
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Like other blues, a good Oxpho job is dependent on good surface prep. It has a phosphate component to it, like Parkerizing, so it is naturally very rust resistant, way more so than other bottle blues. At the end of the day I just wipe it down with RIG or CLP.
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