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Old 07-12-2021, 12:06 PM
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I have a Springfield Model of 1922 barreled action that I want to refinish. Can anyone recommend someone that can do quality rust bluing, (browning)?

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Old 07-12-2021, 03:02 PM
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Old 07-13-2021, 06:08 PM
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mel doyle 208 790 8086 in culdesac idaho. hes been a gunsmith for over 50 years and does the old school hot salt method. i've had over 10 done by him and they are just outstanding. two choices of finish to choose from. i just had two remington 22s redone and he usually runs 125 bucks which is ridiculous for all the work he does. fast turn around too. usually within a week. has orders coming in from across the nation so it's good advice to call and let them know yours is on the way. you will not be disappointed. he also guarantees his work and if you happen to scratch it in the future, send it back and he'll redo for free.
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Old 07-13-2021, 08:32 PM
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Artd, please take some before and after pictures. Good luck!
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Old 07-17-2021, 09:43 PM
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Rust bluing.................

Glenrock Bluing in Glenrock, Wyoming is one of the best in the business. Price for slow rust bluing is $595 - $695. I had my Springfield 1922 rust blued by Ed La Pour, but Ed has recently retired.

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Old 07-18-2021, 11:39 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I currently have the barrel off and on its way to Freischutz Shop in Fairfield, PA to be relined. Once I get it back, I will decide if I rust blue the barrel and action or just the barrel. I am pretty sure the barrel was re-blued at some time, but not rust blued.

The bore was a sewer pipe and that's being kind. I have never seen one as badly pitted.

Here's a picture that will horrify you.


UPDATE - 11/25/21

Got my barrel back from Freischutz and the only word to describe it is WOW! The new bore is amazing. Bobby Hoyt makes his own cut rifling liners. Definitely worth the wait.


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I wish I'd seen the post about the reline.
I've done business for 40 years with Bob's custom firearms in Palmetto Ga.
770-463-4140 He's as good as they come with reasonable prices.

You could have delivered your rifle in person.
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See post# 7 with after photos.
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Rust bluing is not difficult to do. Just follow the directions that come with it.

Here's a Krag I did. And this was my first attempt at it.


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Old 11-25-2021, 08:48 PM
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That is what I was going to suggest..Rust Blue yourself..It is just too expensive to have it farmed out for most Firearms..That Krag look great..
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I've rust blued dozens of my own rifles using Mark Lee's Express Blue #1 ( my favorite), Laurel Mountain Forge, or Art's Belgian Blue. It's really easy to do it yourself and there are plenty of videos on Youtube from Turnbull, Midway USA, and others that show you how to do everything required from A-Z.
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Old 11-27-2021, 08:54 AM
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Understand, but this rifle is too important to me to screw it up. So it will go to someone that knows what they are doing. Any volunteers?

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