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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-27-2015, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Bluing soldered shot gun barrels

Does anyone have any advice as to what type of bluing to use for this. I have a Montgomery ward triumph side by side that I want to redo but not sure what my options for bluing the barrel are.
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Re: Bluing soldered shot gun barrels

You might want to consult Brownells as a starting point. They may have some sort of "kit" for rebluing SXS shotguns that takes into consideration the soldered barrels/ribs.

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Re: Bluing soldered shot gun barrels

If you want a professional job done it'll cost you "close" to $400 for up to 30 parts.Do it yourself kits are generally only suggested for small touch up applications, but it ultimately depends on what you're looking for in a finished product, or if you just want to try something just for fun and experience. Good luck and post some pics when it"s done for us!

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-27-2015, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Bluing soldered shot gun barrels

I guess another question that i have is how hot is the melting temps on the solder used in these older guns. I have acces to free proffesional bluing but its only hot bluing and i dont want my one barrel to come out as two or make a unsafe joint between the two barrels.
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Re: Bluing soldered shot gun barrels

Soft solder will not withstand hot blueing. silver solder will, but most are soft soldered.

Most use boiling water with a solution that is rubbed on. The prep for this is time consuming as well as the process.
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Re: Bluing soldered shot gun barrels

I tried to get my old sxs re blued but when the guy tested the solder he wouldn't do it. It was worried it might come apart. My shotgun was a Sears from about '58.

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Re: Bluing soldered shot gun barrels

Generally, double barrel shotguns can't be hot blued using the traditional salts and tanks. Doing so will indeed ruin your gun and melt some of the solder. Usually double barrel shotguns are blued using a process called bakering which usually costs a bit more than hot blueing because it involves more work. Everyting is done pretty much the same except the chemicals used.
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Re: Bluing soldered shot gun barrels

I'm getting my dbl. barrel parkerized.

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