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Old September 25, 2006, 07:38 PM   #1
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finish

I Seen A S&w 686 That Some One Had Put A Black Finish On . The Finish Looked Really Good And I Have Thought About Putting A Finish Like That On My M-66. And I Was Wondering If It Would Hold Up Good . And About What It Would Cost .

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Old September 25, 2006, 10:09 PM   #2
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Brownell's sells a product like cold bluing that is made to blacken SS. Haven't a clue how well it 'holds up' though. http://www.brownells.com/
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Old September 25, 2006, 10:19 PM   #3
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Why Do You Capitolize Every Word In Your Post Except What Was In The title? Isn't That Awkward And Almost Difficult?
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Old September 25, 2006, 10:30 PM   #4
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is this better
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Old September 25, 2006, 10:34 PM   #5
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No, I liked it the other way...but it's a little more difficult I just found it odd, that's all.
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Old September 26, 2006, 12:22 AM   #6
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There are a number of ways to get a black finish on stainless, ranging for one of the polymer colored coatings, to black chroming, to special processes that give the metal a flat black color.

Durability and price varies from process to process, and company to company.

Here's some companies that offer stainless work:
http://www.fordsguns.com/index1.htm

http://www.apwcogan.com/Greetings.htm

http://www.trippresearch.com/

http://www.techplate.com/firearms_pl.htm

http://www.originalmetaloy.com/

There are other companies that offer the colored coatings.
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Old September 26, 2006, 09:30 AM   #7
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thanks for the info
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Old September 28, 2006, 06:39 PM   #8
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Blacken Stainless Steel

You can also have the gun hot blued, whcih will look like any other blue job.
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Old September 28, 2006, 07:06 PM   #9
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Stainless can't be hot-blued.
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Old September 28, 2006, 07:16 PM   #10
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So where can a guy get a good blue-job around these parts?
(yuk yuk yuk)
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Old September 28, 2006, 07:34 PM   #11
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blue stainless

hey!
send your stainless to "Birdsong" or "Metal-life"- or hard- chrome it.
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Old September 29, 2006, 07:28 PM   #12
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hot blue stainless steel

No offense to you all who say SS can't be blued, but I hot blued five SS bbls today, including a Win 70, Rem 700, Savage 110L and a couple of beautiful SS bbls from Serengeti Rifle Co. I regularly blue SS and Win 94 receivers from 2,700,000 to 5,000,000, and I'm sure there are other gunsmiths who do it also.
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