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Old 04-14-2018, 09:26 PM
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Here is what I started with . Not too bad actually , but I wanted to clean things up a bit .


I usually soak in evapo rust for a few hours then begins the hand work .
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As can be expected there is a bit of pitting under the finish in places as shown here.

A bit of careful filing is in order .


More hand work / sanding and the pitting cleans up pretty well in this spot without compromising the contour of the frame any.

I usually go down to 320 grit paper and then blast with AO 180grit at about 100 or so psi. Or go with a wire wheel with .005 inch wire turning at 1700 to reveal any more areas that need work.
Then careful degreasing and start the rust blue process.

This is with a couple of cycles .


Now the finished gun . Went out and hung it on the wife's peach tree for something different as background.


Thanks for looking , it was a fun project .

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Old 04-14-2018, 10:25 PM
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Very nice.
Though I saw nothing wrong with the "before" pictures myself.

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That turned out nice.
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Very nice job.
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I swear we have many talented people on this forum. You did a fantastic job, and I am sure you are proud of it. Many times when someone says they are going to "clean things up a bit", we see a cold blued nightmare. Definitely not here!
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What solution did you use?
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Looks like Highway Patrolman finish.
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WOW! As someone above posted, there is amazing talent here.
Great job.
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:40 AM
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Before the re-blue it had character. You did a wonderful job. Now go out and rebuild that gun's character.
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:42 PM
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Very nice looking - good job!
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