I have an 11-87 that I have had for several years now and it has definitely been put to use. The bluing is starting to wear off from years of walking through brush and swamps. It is starting to get rust on it pretty easy unless I oil it after every hunt. (Which is sometimes hard to do if I'm at camp, because I always manage to forget gun oil). Instead of getting it blued or hydrodipped is there anything that people would recommend as a protective barrier? I would like to be able to kind of personalize it as well instead of the plain black that it already is. If you had a gun that you did on your own please share your pictures and how you did it. Thanks
I would second the vote for cerakote. Very durable finish, lots of colors to choose from, and you won't have to worry about rust again. I had my deer rifle cerakoted several years ago and am very happy with it.
to me part of the hunting expearence has been cleaning my firearms after hunting, if at camp just pack a small bottle-tube oil-solvent-brush and jointed ram rod. my own hunting go along kit is a u.s. army m-16 cleaning kit, about 10" by 4" weighting about 5-8 oz,s and it has saved the day several times. eastbank.