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Old January 15th, 2008, 01:35 AM   #1
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Default Removing Gun blueing

Ive got an OLD .22 that I need to re-blue. Now don't go all collector on me and say that the original finish should be kept, because this gun was neglected for a long time, and its rusted to the point that it NEEDS to be re-finished. I have lightly sanded off all the rust, but now it needs to be re-blued. Is there anything out there that will remove the old blueing from the gun short of sanding it all off?
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Old January 15th, 2008, 01:37 AM   #2
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You can get a gun blueing kit from places like cabelas. In the kit will be a blueing remover. Just follow the directions with the kit and you should be good to go.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 08:09 AM   #3
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Are you sure the inside of the barrel is OK? If it's shot you could always do what my buddy did. Pretty badass, I think. More money of course, but you'll only have to do it once.

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Old January 15th, 2008, 09:03 AM   #4
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Simple - no kit needed just some elbow grease

Use a scouring pad. The green kitchen type - it will remove the bluing - but will require some scrubbing.

steel wool will remove rust but not the bluing, so if its not that bad, you can polish the rust off, and get a re-blue kit to touch-up the spots.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 09:06 AM   #5
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bore cleaner and some steel wool will remove the blueing. once removed use finer and finer steel wool to get the metal uniform and scratch free, then use the bluing kit. don't rush and it will come out very nice.
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