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Old May 8, 2016, 10:31 AM   #18
F. Guffey
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It seemed to me that the parts had a lot of nickel in them that turned purple.

^^^^^^

This is the second most prevalent cause of "purple" after incorrect bluing salts temp.
The Winchester Model 94 did not have a purple barrel and the M1917 rifles from Eddystone, Winchester and Remington were not purpled; that would be purble instead of blue or black.

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