Let's say I'm going to buy a blued 10/22. I plan on replacing the barrel, so the action will be the only part left blued. My question is, how tough is the blueing? Is it like the old revolvers where if you leave fingerprints on it, over time the acid will deteriorate the finish, or is it a non-traditional blueing that is labeled at "blued" but is almost impossible to fudge up?
For example, my Kel-Tec P3AT is labeled "blued" but I've gotten dirt, fingerprints, sweat, blood, grease, water, etc. on the slide and none of it has ever left a mark or dammaged the finish. Does the same goes for 10/22's or do I have to take a certain precaution with it?