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Old 03-04-2020, 01:36 PM
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Getting harder to find places to do a nice job of hot dip blueing in a reasonable time frame.
Any reconditions of places that you have had good results with that dose't take months would be appreciated.

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Old 03-04-2020, 07:07 PM
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Getting harder to find places to do a nice job of hot dip blueing in a reasonable time frame.
Any reconditions of places that you have had good results with that dose't take months would be appreciated.

Glen
What type of rifle?

if it's an older Rifle, why not try Slow rust Bluing it yourself?

Slow Rust bluing is actually more durable the hot Bluing, and doesn't use caustic chemicals.
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Old 03-04-2020, 07:31 PM
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https://gunbluing.com/

Hands down the best
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Old 03-08-2020, 10:44 AM
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Dick Williams Gunsmithing

Just dropped a CZ trainer that needed some TLC off at www.dickwilliamsgunshop.com located between Saginaw and Frankenmuth. $125 to clean it up and reblue - (2) weeks turnaround.

I was very satisfied with a Mountie that Williams refinished for me several years ago, in this part of the country many of the shops send their work into these people.

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https://gunbluing.com/

Hands down the best
Certainly the "Best" prices...
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Certainly the "Best" prices...
So you've used them and can compare their prices & work to other places?

What price quality? Turnbull is expensive also.
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So you've used them and can compare their prices & work to other places?

What price quality? Turnbull is expensive also.
Don't mean to insult them, i just slow rust blued an 1898 Krag, and re-finished the stock for a friend for $85. I'm not a Pro, but I do near pro work.

what was the slow rust blue figure they gave...something like $ 550 or more?
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Don't mean to insult them, i just slow rust blued an 1898 Krag, and re-finished the stock for a friend for $85. I'm not a Pro, but I do near pro work.

what was the slow rust blue figure they gave...something like $ 550 or more?
Apologies for my tone,

they do really nice work and on pitted metal they are genius. They did a 30-30 for me. Turnbull sent me there. Mine ended up at $240+ shipping. the rifle was in very bad shape, they did a wonderful job bringing an heirloom back
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Apologies for my tone,

they do really nice work and on pitted metal they are genius. They did a 30-30 for me. Turnbull sent me there. Mine ended up at $240+ shipping. the rifle was in very bad shape, they did a wonderful job bringing an heirloom back
No offense taken.....

I just got a little sticker shock, when I saw some of the prices. I do realize as an amateur gun smith, that time is money, and things like slow rust bluing, consume a good amount of time, and most gun smiths can't make a living on lots of time per firearm. just like Turnbull, i have nothing but respect for their work, but you better have deep pockets if you want a restoration.

I can understand when a firearm is worth tens of thousands of dollars, to put out a couple of thousand, for repair/refurbish, but I see firearms that might be worth less than $ 2,000, yet people will pump money into them, that they will never recoup.

I have a Winchester 1892, built in the early 1900's in perfect mechanical shape, yet it's patinae'd, and the wood has the typical dents, dings, and missing finish on it. I'd love to re-blue it myself, and also refurbish the wood, but i know I'll kill it's value, compared to leaving it be. i could also send it to Turnbull, but again it would cost more to re-furbish, than it would be worth.
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Mauser MM410B Restored by Williams

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=514759

See if this works

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What type of rifle?

if it's an older Rifle, why not try Slow rust Bluing it yourself?

Slow Rust bluing is actually more durable the hot Bluing, and doesn't use caustic chemicals.
I assume slow rust bluing is the same as the cold bluing?

If so, I see there are many types/brands available.
What brand or type would be recommended for some action screws that I need to make/reshape/touch-up?
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Glenrock bluing in Glenrock Wyoming is the best.
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I'll give a second thumbs up for Glenrock. They did a Krag for me and it turned out better than I ever anticipated. The price was decent and the time to get it back was quite fast. I highly recommend them.

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I assume slow rust bluing is the same as the cold bluing?

If so, I see there are many types/brands available.
What brand or type would be recommended for some action screws that I need to make/reshape/touch-up?
No, Slow Rust Bluing is not the same as Cold Bluing. It was the process used many years ago, before hot caustic bluing came along. It is time consuming, but it gives a beautiful Blackish-Blue Satin finish.

You basically remove any old Bluing, remove ALL grease and oils (Acetone works well)...and usually apply the solution with a Cotton patch. The solution speeds up quickly a Rust forming solution, and turns the Metal rust or Gray colored. This make take an hour or several hours, depending on Humidity, and temperature. The metal is removed, and than boiled in distilled water for about 10 minutes. Than after boiling, a "Carding" brush or wheel is used, to flake off the blackish "rust" that has formed. This process is than repeated about 4 to 8 times.

See the info below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuP4m6L95K4

Pilkington's slow rust bluing is considered the best, and it's all that I have used, but next time I may try Mark Lee's solution:

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...-prod9815.aspx

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...-prod8795.aspx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpxU381fuSM

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