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Engraving on a nickled reciever?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bjk1972, Oct 5, 2011.

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  1. bjk1972

    bjk1972 Member

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    If I had Bill Maines do a little engraving on a nickel finnished reciever, would it need re-nickled after it was done? I saw a nice Kolar skeet gun on here for sale that Bill had done, and its has my wheels turning.
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    To do it properly, yes, it would have to be renickled
     
  3. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    no

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  4. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    If you don't, you end up with raw steel where the engraving is, and unless you keep on top of it, it would be highly susceptible to rust.
     
  5. MTA Tom

    MTA Tom Active Member

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    Bill engraved a Krieghoff electroless nickeled trigger guard for me. I keep it oiled as part of routine cleaning, and it's remained bright and shiny for many years now.
     
  6. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    The Valmet above was done in mid 80's engraver used cold blue on it after it was done never had a rust problem so far.
     
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