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Blueing barrels

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Chadshot, Dec 30, 2009.

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  1. Chadshot

    Chadshot Member

    Sep 29, 2009
    I have an old .410 bolt action, the barrel needs blued again, what is the best way to do this? I want to do it with my 9 year old son.

  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Get a small bottle of instant blue. A couple 0000 steel wool pads. A bottle of rubbing alcohol.
    1. Get rid of any rust on the barrel using one of the steel wool pads.
    2. Degrease the barrel using a clean rag soaked in the alcohol.
    3. When dry apply the instant blue using a clean 0000 steel wool pad.
    4. Repeat step #3 until desired color is achieved.
    5. Let dry and oil barrel surface. HMB
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