Thread: Self Blueing
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Old March 25, 2013, 10:42 PM   #7
James K
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But note that rust bluing is NOT cold bluing and requires different chemicals.

Rust bluing, done right, is beautiful and durable. All those pre-1930's Mausers and Lugers we like so much were rust blued, as were most of the commercial rifles of that era.

But cold blue, even used with heating or hot water, is NOT durable and no matter how good it looks when first applied, will wear off rapidly and look spotty and ugly.

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