Rusty Gun Bluing

Properly done, a good bluing job will make your customer’s gun look brand new. Here’s an overview of the stages to get you started.

by Theo Lyropoulos

“Can you fix this old rusty gun?” This is a question many customers have asked me. “Of course I can. The gun will look like new again,” I reply, because it’s true. There are many types of refinishing possible and bluing is always popular. The method most professionals use is called “hot rust blue” and in the lines below I will show you how it is done in stages.

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