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Old March 14, 2009, 08:54 PM   #1
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How did I do?

My dad has a colt series 70 that had a rust spot on the end of the slide.
Whan I told him I would like to be a gun smith he said I could reblue the end of the slide. I am going to give it back sunday and would like to know how I did before I give it back.

I used brownells 44/40 cold blue and 1000g sandpaper. it took 8 hours to get it to look like it does.
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Old March 14, 2009, 09:09 PM   #2
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looks good
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Old March 14, 2009, 09:14 PM   #3
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yeah, nice work.
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Old March 14, 2009, 09:18 PM   #4
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Verrrrrry, nice... Looks great!
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Old March 14, 2009, 09:21 PM   #5
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Cold blue can be difficult to blend and get a close match, from what I can tell in the did a good job at evening it out.
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Old March 14, 2009, 09:35 PM   #6
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Sure looks a lot better than a rust spot.
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Old March 14, 2009, 10:28 PM   #7
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sweet dude nice
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Old March 15, 2009, 11:02 PM   #8
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ur dad should be proud. what steps did you do to do this? im trying to figure out the best blueing proccess. i use birchwood casey (ganna get some brownells oxpho) and this is wat i do 1. strip the old blue and degrease all the parts with rubbing alchohol.2 take a torch and aply back and forth on the metal until its as hot as if u shot some shells through it. apply a coat with a q tip. then dip it in a cooler filled with ice water. then rub with 00 steel wool and repeat 10 times. and it has never streaked on me or has the birchwood casey rubbed off.
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Old March 16, 2009, 09:38 PM   #9
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Thank you for the replies. I gave it to him on Sunday. He was vary happy with the job I did.
he is know letting me work on one of his 38 super combat commanders.

I first took all the blue off with 1000 grit sandpaper. Than cleaned it with rubbing alcohol and let that dry. I used a heat gun to get the gun warm than covered it with the bluing and let that dry. when it was dry I polished all the excess bluing off and cleaned it with rubbing alcohol and let that dry and did that 8 time. On the last time I polished it for an hour and a half.
The first coats will look like it was case hardened just keep polishing and putting more coats on.
I hope this helps
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