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Old May 1, 2011, 06:53 AM   #1
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Cabelas millenium finish

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Anyone know what the Cabelas millenium finish is? It looks like a poor attempt at parkerizing maybe, my dad has a gun finished that way and it shows rust spots under the barrel like it is coming through the finish. He wants to strip it and refinish it I figured I'd ask before he tried anything, in case someone knew about it.


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Old May 1, 2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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It is bluing....
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Old May 1, 2011, 01:05 PM   #3
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The matte finish is achieved by applying bluing over a bead blasted finish.
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Old May 1, 2011, 02:45 PM   #4
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It's not unlike the finish on a Remington 870 Express pump shotgun.
That Express finish tends to form a light surface rust more easily too.
But I still like it being matte because it seems to otherwise better withstand handling, especially in the field.
USFA has a similar finish on their Rodeo single action revolver.

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Old May 1, 2011, 03:49 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone,

I'll let him know about it.

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