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  1. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I'm making an appeal for help here lol but I'm looking for someone who is capable of parkerizing and/or matte bluing. I paid a local gunsmith to matte blue one of my project guns but when I got it back, the small parts were parkerized, the pins were not finished, and the frame and slide were...
  2. General 1911 talk
    So you all know I've been tinkering on a project gun for some time now. A few weeks ago, I dropped the gun and some other parts off at a local gunsmith to be refinished - the gun to be matte blued and the parts parkerized. Today I got them back and the parts I wanted parkerized were blued, the...
  3. General 1911 talk
    Hello all. I just picked up a well loved Baer UTC from the classifieds. I’m going to get it reblued. Before I choose a smith to do the work, I thought I’d reach out and get opinions on what your favorite bluing is.. who does it and any pics if you have it. Also any other finishes besides...
  4. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I have a heat treat oven. I can hold most temps 0-2000 degrees. I have heard that 600-700 degrees is a good temperature for bluing gun parts. Holding the temp for 2-3 hrs. Looking for a dark blue or black. I did a diamond finish on the parts. Hoping to get a shinny blue. To get the gun and parts...
  5. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I blued a lot of guns in my smithing career, but when I retired I sold all that stuff. A couple years ago, I built a competition muzzle loading pistol and wanted to blue it. Didn't want to buy 50 pounds of bluing salts and a whole set up, and having worked as a chemist for awhile, I started...
  6. Beginner's Corner
    Has anybody out there ever sent a gun to Bunker Arms for their Master Bluing? Can you send me your thoughts - and pictures if you have.
  7. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I picked up this R1 earlier this week. It has been carried quite a bit, and the finish is pretty thin on it like the Norinco I posted earlier in the year. I'm going to rust blue it with Mark Lee Express Blue #1. I'll post some progress pictures, and update as things move along. I have some...
  8. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I bought some G96 bluing to touch up a Baer Monolith where I removed the ambi safety. Any tips or tricks? Thanks, Jeffrey
  9. General Firearm Discussion
    Greetings Gents, I did a search on this topic before posting, but could not find anyone who has asked before. I have an old pistol that was totally re-blued in the distant past and the exposed area of the barrel in the ejection port is beginning to show a bit of wear. At this point, I would...
  10. General 1911 talk
    Got to playing with some nitre salts last night, did the grip screws, pins and the post ends of the slide stop and grip safety. Everything turned out good except the grip safety post wasn't left in long enough.. can see how it's more purple than blue. Real happy how well the slide stop post...
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