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oldeyes

bluing/gun black

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has any one tried bluing, been looking and came accross dipping, which you use a tank, one where you use, apply using a cloth, then i came accross one British gun black in a spray can, which was being sold in America claiming that the same idea was used on some weapons in WW2. me being me, lazy, if i could buy it in this country, ( postage ) i would go for painting/spraying, whats your feeling on these methods.

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In my experience none of these wonder kits will produce a good looking or more importantly a durable finish, you cannot beat a professionally done hot blue.

 

If you know what I mean!

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You'd be looking in the region of 50-75 quid, depending on the amount of prep work required.

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Guest raygun
what would be the cost of having it done professionally

 

Tiggers about right on the cost.

 

3 people who do it are:

 

RichardH (on here)

Sean at ISP Air rifles

Colin Malloy at Manchester Airguns

 

All will do a superb job.

 

ATB

Ray.

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Cheers tigger, i supose with postage it would a lot more, and where would i take it?

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RichardH (on here)

Sean at ISP Engineering

Colin Malloy at Manchester Airguns

 

Hi Ray. I just posted to tiggers post, postage would be dear i would think. Cheers.

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If you strip the action down and only send what wants a re-blue then postage should not be too much.

 

The parcel would be quite small and shouldn't be overly heavy.

 

ATB

Ray.

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I can vouch for ISP Air Rifles. I've had many re-blues from Shaun and every one has been so good that with the light reflecting from the surface of the metal, it can look like chrome plating. He's self-employed and is also the gunsmith to Sporting Supplies.

 

Take a look at his website here.

 

It's best to phone him, rather than using email. You won't be disappointed.

 

For shipping, separate the action from the stock, and just send the metalwork. As it has to be completely stripped for polishing and blacking, you could request a tune to be done at the same time.

 

Cheers. DaveL

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If you strip the action down and only send what wants a re-blue then postage should not be too much.

 

The parcel would be quite small and shouldn't be overly heavy.

 

ATB

Ray.

 

I had a gun reblued by Colin Molloy about six months ago, total cost including all postage was around £68 IIRC, but be warned Colin is in great demand so turnaround times can be several weeks I've also seen some of RichardH's work, again excellent results, I'd recommend these two guys as I've seen their work close up. Not a lot to choose between either in my opinion. As has been mentioned you'd need to strip the gun down to it's component parts and leave any prep work to the professionals!! The end result is entirely dependant on the standard of finish prior to bluing.

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Hi All

 

All very helpful advice, thank you, the only problem, how do i go about stripping it down, i have separated the metal from the stock but thats it, taken the workings out thats a different matter, any ideas, on any good maintinance manuals on the brake barrel.

 

Cheers.

oldeyes

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You don't have to strip it down yourself. I can only speak for ISP, but it's unlikely to take Shaun more than a few minutes. The other recommendations will, in all probability, do the same. It is fortunate that you have a choice of three re-finishers, all based on personal experience. That's where dedicated forums like this (and others) can really help.

 

It also sounds like you haven't taken a cruise round the members' area and read the various articles re stripdowns, tunes and rebuilds. Look at each section's INDEX file and when you see something interesting, click on the details, which have hidden hyperlinks to the articles.

 

DaveL

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Hi Davel

 

Thank you for the advice, still finding my way around this forum.

 

oldeyes

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