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Old October 3, 2011, 01:11 PM   #1
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Durabaking a rifle

i have a old mauser 98 that has been re-barreld to 6mm remington that i want to refinish. the barrel is stainless, the reciever has all the bluing blasted off it so it has no protection. I figured i would durabake it parker grey so i can get the entire thing the same color, and protected. now after i ordered the durabake i tryed to fit my disasembled barreled reciever into the oven.....dosent fit. any ideas on a home built oven? or any other ways i can heat this baby up properly?
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Old October 3, 2011, 01:22 PM   #2
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Old October 3, 2011, 03:19 PM   #3
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fill oven with bricks, heat to desired temperature
stack around coated barrel, cover with a roll of pink insulation, instant oven
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Old October 3, 2011, 05:27 PM   #4
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I have a shop that does gun finishes do it. He does it all, and the results are great.

Before that, I made a friend at the local powder coat shop. I use GunKote, but it should be close to the same process. Blast it, warm it with a heat gun, spray it, let it set up, take it to the powder coat shop for an afternoon in the oven. Worked pretty well.
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