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    Blueing

    Which gunsmiths do really nice blueing?

    A whole bunch are swamped with work at the present and unable to take anything on (Allen Carr, Dean Maisey, Hugh Bradley, Dave Ward).

    Who else is there?

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    @Chop3r on here did an old tikka for me, perfect job.

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    Nelson Collie at Status Guns does a good tank blue

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    Do it yourself. Slow-rust bluing will give you about the deepest bestest finish whatever breed of steel you have, will take. And pretty hard to fuck up. All it costs is time.
    Do it next winter unless you're going to the effort of making a humidor.

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    Slow rusting is not difficult to set up and gives a very durable satin finish. Like all forms of finishing work, the secret is in the preparation. High gloss hot caustic blues look good but are impractical on a working rifle and tend to be a bit fragile.

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    Can second the work of @Chop3r


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    More meplat, more better.

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    Cobus at GuntechNZ, based in Gore.

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    Cheers guys.

    I can appreciate the differences between rust bluing and hot caustic - I've had rifles with both finishes.

    The rifle in question will be sold, so I just need the metal work looking good.

    I'm leaning towards Nelson Collie at this stage.

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    #30GANG....

 

 

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