View Full Version : Lyman Alaskan scope refinishing

March 25, 2008, 01:24 PM
I have an early 40's Lyman Alaskan that needs some TLC. Optics are clear, but the scope body finish is very worn. I've tried Oxpho Blue with no success. Is the Alaskan tube made of aluminum?


March 25, 2008, 02:49 PM
As far as I know they are steel.

These folks can refinish them, but you have to call for a price. The listed prices are for rebuilds, not refinishes.


I just saw one in the box that had never been mounted on a gun sell on an on-line auction for $550.


March 25, 2008, 03:39 PM
Thanks for the response. I'm familiar with that outfit, but want to keep this project confined to my garage.

March 26, 2008, 02:16 PM
Is the Alaskan tube made of aluminum?I think a magnet could answer that question.

want to keep this project confined to my garageThey're a bit non-traditional, but I've always liked the wrinkle-finish paints, such as

April 1, 2008, 11:16 AM
Progress report. Tried some Brownell's Allumininum Black and it took to the tube like fish to water. Go figure.