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April 30, 2012, 05:20 PM
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.
Thanks very much.

April 30, 2012, 08:14 PM
A small magnet, touched to the TG bow away from the trigger should resolve your question, as aluminum alloys are not magnetic.


May 1, 2012, 12:09 AM
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.)

May 1, 2012, 07:32 AM
It's aluminum alloy. Paint it. Goat

May 1, 2012, 12:46 PM
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. ... :confused:

Be Safe !!!

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