The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 16, 2013, 08:32 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: April 14, 2000
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 107
Help finishing a revolver

I recently traded into a 1858 that obviously was built from a kit and was not finished. The metal is not finished. There are milling marks on the barrel and it is not blued. I saw online that these were sold in kits so I assume this was. How do I finish it? Draw file the metal? How do you blue it etc? Thanks.
edm1 is offline  
Old April 16, 2013, 09:55 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: September 19, 2008
Posts: 4,678
I draw file both round & octagon bbls at first, then I further smooth/polishtham with emery paper - backed by a flat board for an octagon bbl, used in a shoe-shine method on a round bbl.

There are entire books on the various browning/bluing methods, but probably the best & most authentic-looking for a home hobbyist would be a rust blue method (google).

An option would be to leave it "in the white", and age it a bit, so that an appropriate patina is achieved - enough to make it look like an old/antique.

PetahW is offline  
Old April 16, 2013, 10:30 AM   #3
Doc Hoy
Senior Member
Join Date: October 24, 2008
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 5,105
Check out the thread on this forum

by Mike Belaveau Working on a rifle kit from Track of the Wolf.

The techniques he uses are very well explained.

Good series but I recommend watching a ways from your checkbook.

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson
Doc Hoy is offline  
Old April 16, 2013, 11:04 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: April 14, 2000
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 107
Thanks for the replies. I have made longrifles before so i have browned barrels but never worked on a revolver.
edm1 is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04472 seconds with 9 queries