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Old April 30, 2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Remington model 742

My question concerns what Remington refers to as the fire control assembly of a model 742. Is the main body component, i.e. trigger guard, steel or aluminum alloy ? I am asking because I'm wondering if it can be blued as steel can or needs something special to refinish alloy components.
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Old April 30, 2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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A small magnet, touched to the TG bow away from the trigger should resolve your question, as aluminum alloys are not magnetic.

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Old May 1, 2012, 12:09 AM   #3
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Try a small amount of cold blue on the part. Chances are if it takes the cold blue it will hot blue (assuming no parts are soft soldered on.)
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Old May 1, 2012, 07:32 AM   #4
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It's aluminum alloy. Paint it. Goat
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Old May 1, 2012, 12:46 PM   #5
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All the ones I have ever worked with, are aluminum alloy. Blueing won't take but Bichwood Casey makes a product called Aluma-Black. Mine is a small pen type applicator. However, I don't know how this will fit into your plans. Otherwise, I'd go with cerama-coat type coating or even some epoxy paint. ...

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Old May 1, 2012, 01:51 PM   #6
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I have used the aluminum black and it is very difficult to use for anything other than touch up. Paint it.
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