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Bluing a barrel

I'm gonna attempt this and don't want to use the birchwood casey stuff at the usual spots. Before anyone tries....NO, I don't want it browned either!! LOL!
Ran across a video on youtube showing a guy doing it and it did not look too bad.
So, what has anyone used here?
What should I stay away from?
Why not blue the inside of the barrel?

I think of some more questions....
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Re: Bluing a barrel

Yes I have used it and it was easy for me,just make sure the barrel is clean and wipe it down with alcohol and put a wood dowel in the barrel to hold it so your fingers don't touch it.Do not blue the inside there is no use to and it would just burn out,you want a shinny bore.

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Re: Bluing a barrel

if you use laurel mountain forge browning solution,you biol parts after carding rust scale off,repeat application with solution.just keep repeating steps you can make it blue or black.
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This is one I did my self.

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Re: Bluing a barrel

where do you buy it at?
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what did you use?
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Re: Bluing a barrel

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I used Birchwood Casey,Perma Blue,and I got it at Wal-mart,I have seen it in sports shop too. I have use it alot and never had any problems.

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Re: Bluing a barrel

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if you use laurel mountain forge browning solution,you biol parts after carding rust scale off,repeat application with solution.just keep repeating steps you can make it blue or black.
I can say it works but use distill water
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Re: Bluing a barrel

i have my own well i just use tap water boiled.my gunsmith says i should do it for a living but that takes the fun out.
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Re: Bluing a barrel

Retiredusne8.....nice job! looks good!

Jester------You don't want to blue the inside of any barrel. Ever. Blueing is nothing more than doing a "Controlled rusting" of the metal. And you would never want to have rust of any kind in the bore of your gun.

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