View Full Version : FN Commercial Mauser Bolt-- Chrome?

July 31, 2001, 01:51 PM
Does anyone know off hand if the commercial FN Mauser has a chrome bolt or is it just highly polished steel?

Mine has some minor corrosion and discoloring and is not responding to chrome polish as much as I'd like it to... I don't want to buff through the chrome by using a more aggressive method in any case... if it is chrome.

August 1, 2001, 08:05 AM
I don't think I have ever seen a chromed bolt on a Mauser. The FNs were all polished carbon steel as far as I know. A quicky test to determine if ever in doubt is to put a drop of cold blue on an inconspicuous area. The cold blue won't discolor chrome, but it will stain carbon steel immediately.

August 1, 2001, 08:19 PM
Cold blue! Should have thought of that one... Will try immediately.

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