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    How to refinish a 10-22 barrel

    I recently acquired a ruger 10-22 in excellent condition except for the barrel. It appears it must have had surface rust removed with steel wool or similar which removed most of the bluing. Anyone have any advice on how to refinish the barrel? This is not a high end rifle so don't want to spend a fortune on it. A spray on coating would be easiest but what to use?

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    I was looking at duracoat for mine

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    Cerekote ??

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    Duracoat seem a good option, I've got a scope that was done in it even the lens caps which are plastic and it's not flaked or peeled. It's a ruger don't spend too much on it.

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    I would just buy a tube of cold blue paste and give it a lick with that
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    Is dura-coat available in nz last I looked know one was importing it, I think reloaders has a product similar that is made by brownells

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    theres a guy selling it on tm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    I would just buy a tube of cold blue paste and give it a lick with that
    I would not. That's a very expensive way to do a very average not-job.


    If you've got the time, rust blue it. You could smash that in a week or three if you get the chem and build a sweat tent. Wont be good but will be functional bluing.

    Plasti-dip is available at engineering type places. Would work I'd think.

    Buy an aftermarket (better) barrel. Improve the thing.

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    If you want functionality then just get rid of the rust, etch prime and just spray paint it whatever colour you want

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    If you want functionality then just get rid of the rust, etch prime and just spray paint it whatever colour you want
    Pink. Maximises the chance of it not being declared prohibited... Black may be scary looking but walnut and blued steel didn't fare all that much better.
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    Crekote job worth more than the rifle, I would be tempted to paint it in exhaust paint or something equally churlish.

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    If it is poked then go full bubba.

    Can always find 10/22 barrels around. Gun city always has a decent amount

 

 

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