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A bluing PSA.
Justsomedude Posts: 1,463 Senior Member
For anyone that may ever be interested in having your gun blued but don't want to pay the price for a professional hot blue job but also doesn't want to half ass with cold blue, I've found a very good solution. The only reason that I use this finish is for older firearms that have a high nickel content and won't blue, or the Winchesters that used plated steel and were then blued (plating wears off and receivers won't blue). This is a product made by Duracoat called Durablue. It's a two part, bake on finish much like cerakote but it doesn't smell like a urinal cake, like the cerakote does. It's fairly easy to spray on, lays on like glass and is nearly impervious once baked. It also replicates bluing very well. Here's a Winchester 94 receiver and finished gun. Also, if you send your Winchester in to have it reblued, that's what they use also.
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Certain year 94' recievers are made of sintered metal. I can't remember what ones. They're perfectly good and I know of no ill effects ever recorded. Might be those are the ones won't take the bluing? I don't know. The one you did looks better than new, and then some.
I typically prefer Duracoat anyways.
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