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re blacking gun barrels

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hi guys,

 

my brother does a metal smithing course at college,steel etc.

 

just wondering if theres a cheap way of reblacking barrels becuase the college gets stuff in bulk,

 

how is it done??

 

might give him the barrels to do, just want to know if its a special proccess or some kind of paint.

 

cheeers

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If re blacking is the same as re bluing there are some good videos on You-tube. Just search for blue wonder. I'm thinking of going down this route myself to prep up an air rifle before selling on.

 

cheers Callum

 

 

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I have a mate who is an RFD and prciaion engineer, when I went to see him the other day he was "browning" some barrels from an old William Evans. He showed me a book he has with over 400 different recipies for blueing, blacking and browning. Why not have a look in the library or try some search engines?

 

Alchemey is the best word i can come up with to describe some of the processes. If I remember I will ask him for the book title.

 

ft

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If re blacking is the same as re bluing there are some good videos on You-tube. Just search for blue wonder. I'm thinking of going down this route myself to prep up an air rifle before selling on.

 

cheers Callum

 

Blacking is the traditional word for what we now tend to call bluing. There are very few 'blackers' left in the UK who blacken barrels without hot baths etc. As for the commercial stuff that comes out of a bottle at £5.99 or whatever - theses are really just stains and dont really last.

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there is a "parkerising" paint( the military use it on the sa80).

there are also touch up blueing pens for sale( never used one myself).

atb

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