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Old 05-13-2017, 03:39 PM
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Anyone see this before in a blue gun? It looks to me like the bluing chipped or a scratch off. It is not my gun. Comment will be appreciated, thanks


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Old 05-13-2017, 03:55 PM
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That looks though the bluing and into the metal. No easy way to repair it that makes the gun appear undamaged and uniform in finish.
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Looks like blood caused corrosion.
Full refinish is the only proper solution.
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OR...... the last owner was a lefty and his holster had a thumb snap that wore away the bluing.

Best think to do is to remove rust with Copper Wool and then re-blue with cold blue. Birchwood Casey makes a small tipped bluing pen that might work well in this case.
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Looks like blood caused corrosion.
Full refinish is the only proper solution.
BLOOD WAS THE FIRST THING IN MY MIND TOO FRIEND!!! I WOULD FIRST TRY STEEL WOOL AND COLD BLUE APPLIED CAREFULY ON SPOT, BEFORE GOING FOR A FULL REFINISH.
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OR...... the last owner was a lefty and his holster had a thumb snap that wore away the bluing.

Best think to do is to remove rust with Copper Wool and then re-blue with cold blue. Birchwood Casey makes a small tipped bluing pen that might work well in this case.
THAT MIGHT BE THE CASE INDEED, HOWEVER, I WOULD EXPECT THE SNAP TO HAD MARED THE FINISH ON THE WOOD GRIP TOO? OR THE GRIPS COULD HAVE BEEN CHANGED? I TOO VOTE FOR THE COLD BLUE EFFORT!
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You may want to pull the grips. Looks like the same issues are going on around ther top of them and most likely underthem as well. You are right, I have never seen that either. Looks like its flaking and I don't see corrosion parse.
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At this point it is moot as to the cause - but important to get it corrected.
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