Thread: Re-Blue
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Old March 19, 2013, 03:59 PM   #4
oldgunsmith
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Is the whole gun reddish looking, or just the receiver? Harder steel, very often from a higher carbon content, is harder to get blue in most caustic solutions. It takes longer in the tank and very often eventually fades red anyway. The barrel is not as hard and usually stays blue longer. Usually you can't un-polish one that has been obviously over-polished and make it look respectable. The 760 might be a good one to leave as is and save it for bad weather or other adverse conditions you wouldn't want to subject a nice, pretty rifle to. That's what I'd do.
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