The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Revolver Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 24, 2013, 11:16 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: May 23, 2009
Posts: 201
Blued Model 36 for Carry

I've read that carrying a blued model 36 will lead to rust, as the gun is touching skin, sweat, etc. Is this true, and if so, how can I avoid this?
fsfty is offline  
Old May 24, 2013, 11:35 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: July 20, 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 10,167
It would depend on how you carry it. I've been carrying a blued M36 as a pocket gun for a bit over three years now and it's suffered no noticable finish wear.

Since you're concerned about the gun rusting from rubbing against skin, I assume you're planning to carry on a belt (either IWB or OWB). Even on my stainless guns, I don't like the gun rubbing against my skin so I always wear a thin tank top under the gun with another shirt over the gun as a cover garment. As to other concerns about finish wear, the best thing you can do is keep the gun very lightly oiled and carry it in a well-fitting holster.
Smith, and Wesson, and Me. -H. Callahan
Well waddaya know, one buwwet weft! -E. Fudd
All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures. -J. Caesar
Webleymkv is offline  
Old May 24, 2013, 01:08 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: September 19, 2008
Posts: 4,678
Originally Posted by fsfty

I've read that carrying a blued model 36 will lead to rust, as the gun is touching skin, sweat, etc.
Is this true, and if so, how can I avoid this ?
Clean/oil it daily.......religiously ( aka: w/o fail).

"Before I lay me down to sleep, my CCW I will clean/oil & keep". .

PetahW is offline  
Old May 24, 2013, 04:02 PM   #4
Grant D
Senior Member
Join Date: August 14, 2011
Location: Brazos County, Texas
Posts: 1,029
You could get a Crossbreed SuperTuck, which has leather between you and the gun.
I have the Mini Tuck for my LC9 and it works great.
Grant D is offline  
Old May 24, 2013, 04:16 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: December 13, 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,894
I wear my Model 36 in an IWB holster and it gets pretty hot and sticky here in Virginia during the summer. Purchase/use a holster that covers the exposed metal of your gun as much as possible, like this Bianchi Pro 100 does with my Model 36:

NRA Life Member (2003)
USN Retired
I think that one of the notions common to the anti-gunner is the idea that being a victim is 'noble'; as if it is better to be noble in your suffering than disruptive in your own defense.
Skadoosh is offline  
Old May 24, 2013, 04:35 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: December 20, 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 950
I carry a blued M36 fairly regularly (especially in the summer) although it's not my primary carry gun. I have not had any rust issues with the gun and all I do is keep a thin coat of oil on the gun and use a holster that protects all of the steel. It gets pretty swampy here in the summer also and no issues.

stu925 is offline  
Old May 24, 2013, 11:57 PM   #7
michael t
Senior Member
Join Date: May 17, 2004
Location: Out back Ky
Posts: 4,044
I wax mine with good wax and then wipe down every day with a silicone cloth . Between the 2 keeps rust away. Always carry in a good holster
Certified Armed Infidel Colt Defender ,Colt Mustang ,Dan Wesson CBOB, PPK/S, American Classic 1911,Bersa Thunder 380
http://bersachat.comHome of Bersa
michael t is offline  
Old May 25, 2013, 09:13 AM   #8
Glenn Dee
Senior Member
Join Date: September 9, 2009
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,559
Just wipe it down every couple of days. Take the stocks off and wipe down under the stocks, double if it's wearing rubber stocks. There will be some holster wear, and handling wear. All guns get it... It's just more noticeable on a blued gun.
Glenn Dee is offline  
Old May 26, 2013, 01:29 AM   #9
Senior Member
Join Date: October 9, 2009
Location: North Alabama
Posts: 5,876
take care ot it

You can do it, one just has to work harder to keep the little revolvers from rusting. A daily wipe down, and every so often, pop the grips and get beneath them. I usually keep a swab or brush on a rod handy and pop the bore and cylinders regularly too.

That said, a M60 is a whole lot simpler, and the reason they were so darn popular, and still are.
bamaranger 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 07:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.12647 seconds with 7 queries