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Old January 27, 2014, 11:13 PM   #1
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question about new barrel options

My son and i are building an old Mauser 98 action I had laying around and I just got it back from the smith today and have a question. The barrel I got is "in the white". Now that I have it back it looks bad a$$ with the shiny barrel and blued action is there something I can coat the barrel with to prevent rust or do Shoul I have it blued. I live in AZ so humidity isn't a huge problem but I don't want it to rust either. If I need to blue it is there a descent option other than sending back to a smith that I can do at home?
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Old January 27, 2014, 11:18 PM   #2
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If you want to leave it white, clean it well, and give it a couple of coats of clear coat. That's about all you can do without having it blued.
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Old January 28, 2014, 05:29 PM   #3
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Get the clear from Brownells and spray it down.http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-to...-prod1117.aspx
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Old January 30, 2014, 06:50 PM   #4
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Thanks for the guidance
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Old January 30, 2014, 08:59 PM   #5
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Since this post, I just checked an old Miller Falls antique hacksaw that I restored, and have been using for about a year, which I did this too, and there is no rust showing yet. I used two coats on it, after I polished it, then cleaned it well with a solvent, before the clearcoat.
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