Referrals for gun bluing...

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by Kitjunkie, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Kitjunkie

    Kitjunkie Active Member

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    Jun 27, 2017
    Who does a good job of bluing? Also, can a gun with a melonite finish be blued?

    Thanks
     
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  2. WVsig

    WVsig Well-Known Member

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    Mar 8, 2018

    What level of bluing are you looking for? What are you having reblued?
     

  3. Kitjunkie

    Kitjunkie Active Member

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    Jun 27, 2017
    I have a Nighthawk with nitride finish that I'd like to have blued. Looking for old school look, but not looking for Ted Yost quality. Frankly, I don't want it to be that fancy.
     
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  4. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    Talk with Nighthawk
     
  5. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    The existing finish would have to be removed. Might be costly and I don't know if it can be stripped clean enough to blue. Also, if your gun is stainless under the nitride, it can't be blued like carbon steel.
     
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  6. Dangerous Brian

    Dangerous Brian Pigtails and butter please...

    Dec 9, 2013
    This is a bad idea. Possible, but expensive for no sensible benefit. Sell and replace, or keep and enjoy.
     
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  7. Kitjunkie

    Kitjunkie Active Member

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    Jun 27, 2017
    Thanks for the feedback.
     
  8. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Agree with all above statements, from my limited experience most nitrided guns are Stainless.. And it is very difficult if not impossible to remove and preserve the integrity of the metal finish..
     
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  9. 45ACP_ray

    45ACP_ray Well-Known Member

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    Feb 11, 2015
    You might call and talk to Bob over at Nighthawk and have them see if they can remove the nitride finish and then have them refinish it in DLC.

    I'm throwing the DLC finish out there incase your gun is stainless and can't be blued.

    Hope this helps, Ray

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
     
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  10. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    I sent my NH Falcon in and had them take the nitride finish, burnish to their smoked nitride look. Very reasonable price and really put a finish on it I love.
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  11. Combat Weapon Systems

    Combat Weapon Systems Gunsmith

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    Mar 31, 2019
    Hot Flash Refinishing. hotflashrefinishing.com
     
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  12. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Try the TTT bluing experts. !!

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    Send cash
     
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  13. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Following along as I have a slide I need reblued.
     
  14. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    ^^^^^^^^
    Well !!!
    They can even Bondo that Argentine hot mess. !
    :roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro:
     
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  15. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014

    Not THAT one, another one . . . .
     
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  16. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012

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