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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-20-2017, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Browning barrel question

OK so I have Ben redoing an old CVA Jukar KY rifle my dad bought for me when I was a kid back in like 1978. Any way reading it just because its been a closet queen for 30 plus years and never did function well. (Poor spark) and victim of some better T/C rifles. Lol any way rebuilt and polished the lock with new springs. Actually sparks great now. Also redoing stock a laural mountain maple with just a touch of oak. To make it look old. And put a Jim chambers touch hole liner in it. Any way going to brown the barrel now. Do you brown with fixed sights in the barrel or out and brown them seperatly? I know this is not a top knotch flinter. But it practice for me. Oh and doing a finish of track of the wolf oil. (BLO cut with pine spirits) how many coats should you do?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2017, 06:58 PM
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For as simple (usually) as it is to slide the sights out, I think it would be advantageous to brown all of it and then reinsert the sights. It would help to keep those crannies from rusting later, I believe. Put successive coats on until you are happy with the appearance. The more coats, the darker it gets. I probably overdid it with mine and it looks almost blued. I like the appearance and nobody else has to like it.
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I browned my Lancaster rifle's barrel with the sights off of it. Mine has a brass front sight so it made sense to brown the whole barrel then install the sights. Yes, I did brown the rear sight to match the barrel.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-25-2017, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys this is my first time and yes I took the sights out. I know its not a custom gun and I will probably never even use it. But I want to do it right so I learn. Again thank you so very muck
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