1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

does perazzi bluing wear off

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by skeet_man, Aug 3, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    10,533
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    Normal. Even the best bluing job will wear with time and use.
     
  2. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    10,124
    Location:
    Northampton PA
    All the time!!
     
  3. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    5,116
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    You decide how to treat your own gun. And pay the price accordingly.

    This is an example of owner chose to "conveniently" hold his MX-8 by the receiver without gloves.

    it's a very low mileage gun, it's tight as new, top lever still way to the right, firing pin holes are perfect, very minor dents on the wood. Everything shows the gun in excellent condition except the bluing.

    The selling price was $2,900 and he had a hard time getting rid of it. I have seen MX-8s with 200,000 rounds history, but with beautiful bluing sold for $4,500~5,000. Holding the receiver is sure convenient, but it'll cost you $1,500~2,000 lost if you want to sell it one day.


    stevew_2008_03034.jpg
    You may see this gun for sale at the Grand, it's a type 4 O/U, not ported original condition.
     
  4. Chango2

    Chango2 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,518
    Give me the worn bluing one everytime for that much less $$$...let's see, there is robar, electroless, and who else knows what from the pistol builders...etc. etc. etc.
     
  5. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,434
    With some 0000 steel wool and some instant blue, you can make that gun look like new. Gee I'm a poet and I didn't even know it. HMB
     
  6. flabigpapa

    flabigpapa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,469
    Location:
    N.E.Georgia Mts.
    Everbody's sweat and oil in there skin has different Ph levels...and with a pistol grip...why are we touching the blue metal ? Well oiled and cleaned should avoid the problem...just my 2 cents
     
  7. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    8,542
    Location:
    HELL, MICHIGAN
    I never worried when a shooter shows up with a worn old Perazzi. bluing coming off, checkering worn down, cheek piece dished out for comfort. Ugly old gun.

    then he introduced himself as Dan Bonillas....
     
  8. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,209
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Get a good high tech plating.
     
  9. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,913
    Let's see...

    $4500(good bluing) minus $2900(bad bluing) minus $300(rebluing) = $1300 Bonus
     
  10. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    5,116
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    GunDr./Doug is correct, that MX-8 is a perfect candidate for his beautiful refinishing work if I need another shotgun.

    Here's a perfect example of his fine work, in satin nickel:


    stevew_2008_03031.jpg
     
  11. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,854
    Location:
    Northeastern MD @ the top o the Bay
    Arts gun shop puts on the Titanium nitride..and in many shades...worth every penny....never had to use it on my own guns though..my memories of my dad telling me my hands belong on the wood..not the metal....thankfully my guns all look new after many years thanks to his brow beating
     
  12. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    8,371
    Wear shooting gloves, personally I wear batting gloves (cheaper and last longer) all the time and no problem with the blueing ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  13. Mark425

    Mark425 TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    841
    Quote BigM-Perazzi ..... "I never worried when a shooter shows up with a worn old Perazzi. bluing coming off, checkering worn down,.........."

    Those are EXACTLY the kind of shooter I worry about.<grin>
     
  14. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    8,542
    Location:
    HELL, MICHIGAN
    Mark exactly the point I tried badly to make. Lol


    Jim
     
  15. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    5,116
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I have friends like that, usually excellent shooters with only one or two guns, gun is just a tool for them, like plumper trucks.

    For the rest of us, unless you intend to keep the gun forever (which we don't), you pay the price for not keeping it clean.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Search tags for this page

bluing on a perazzi