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Kolar Reblueing question

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  1. Big Al 29

    Big Al 29 TS Member

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    Per Kolar's website price list:

    Polish and Blue: 325.00

    Beadblast/Blue: 250.00

    Reblue/refinish: 200.00

    Prices were for single barrel.

    What the difference?

    I am planning on getting my Unsingle and O/U barrels reblued this fall and was told from a friend that Kolar had good prices, quick service, and the barrels come out looking brand new.

    I shoot a K80 and he still said to send it to them rather than Krieghoff.

    Any other recommendations on the best pricing, service, and workmanship would be appreciated. I never had any rebluing work done so I am open for other suggestions and if others feel the same as my source for using Kolar.

    Thanks!
     
  2. msmith

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    I am also thinking of getting my Kolar barrels reblued. Has anyone ever had the matt finish taken off and replaced with a gloss blued finish? Who did it and and at what price? My thumb wore the finish off in one spot.Thanks, Mike
     
  3. GunDr

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    Kolar IS a bit pricey when it comes to rebluing, but the work is exceptional. I personally worked with the fellas in the polishing and bluing dept. They are very good.

    They have the proper equipment for doing the job.



    Mike-

    Beadblasted and blued finishes do show wear a little faster than the polished surface. Kolar can polish up the bbl.

    If you like the satin/matte finish, may I suggest going with a teflon coating. It has the same appearance as the blued surface, but wears many times better.

    Doug Braker
     
  4. Big Al 29

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    I had my Kolar combo serviced and the Unsingle re-blued last December. They quoted me 4-5 weeks over the phone and I had it back in less than three. The Unsingle looked brand new - excellent job.

    Eric
     
  7. Big Al 29

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    Thanks for the input Eric. "Brand new" is good for me.

    But... What is the difference (besides the prides) with the three:

    Polish and Blue: 325.00

    Beadblast/Blue: 250.00

    Reblue/refinish: 200.00


    Both my barrels have minor, minor scratches and its scratched up and the blueing is worn underneath the barrels where the forarm attaches.
     
  8. GunDr

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    Here is a Copy & Paste from Kolar's website

    BLUEING & RESTORATIONS


    POLISH & BLUE:

    COMPLETE: AUTO & PUMP $325.00

    COMPLETE SINGLE $325.00

    COMPLETE O/U $395.00

    RECEIVER/MAGAZINE ONLY, AUTOS, PUMPS, ETC. $250.00

    RECEIVER/IRON BREAK OPEN ONLY $250.00

    ________________________________________________________________


    BEADBLAST/BLUE:

    COMPLETE:

    AUTO/PUMP $250.00

    SINGLE $250.00

    O/U $325.00

    RECEIVER/MAGAZINE ONLY, AUTOS, PUMPS, ETC. $225.00

    RECEIVER/IRON BREAK OPEN ONLY $200.00

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    REBLUE/REFINISH BARRELS ONLY:

    POLISH & BLUE SINGLE $200.00

    POLISH & BLUE O/U $275.00

    BEAD BLAST SINGLE $175.00

    BEAD BLAST O/U $225.00

    ----------------------------------------------------

    SPECIAL FINISH: POLISH & GREY RECEIVER/IRON $550.00

    BEAD BLAST & NICKEL SINGLE $595.00

    BEAD BLAST & NICKEL O/U $595.00

    ----------------------------------------------------

    ENGRAVING SERVICE CUSTOM ENGRAVING POR

    *PRICING INFORMATION ON SERVICES NOT LISTED; P.O.R., PLEASE CALL.

    *PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
     
  9. GunDr

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    The $200 price you have listed is the bead-blast bluing of a complete single, less the barrel.

    The $325 price is the POLISHED and blued price for a COMPLETE gun.

    The $250 price is the GLASS BEAD-BLAST and blued price for a COMPLETE gun.

    The polishing and rebluing of just a single BARREL is $200.


    I hope this andwers your question.

    Doug
     
  10. Big Al 29

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    What is the difference between beadblasting and bluing and polish and bluing the barrels?

    Maybe this will clarify what I am trying to figure out.

    I have an unsingle barrel I want to have reblued. It has some minor scratches.

    I have an O/U barrel I want to have reblued. It has some minor scratches.

    I would like to have them look brand new.

    Should they be beadblasted or polished and how much are we talking using Kolar's prices?
     
  11. GunDr

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    A bead-blasted bbl or complete gun is the satin/matte look that the blued surface looks like. Let's use a Winchester model 12 receiver for an example. The sides of the receiver are polished blued. The top of the receiver generally has been bead-blasted. It has a much duller sheen to it. Maybe no sheen at all.

    The polished and blued...well that's self-explanatory.

    To match the original finish on your K-80 bbl's, it will be polished and blued.

    Cost...$200 for the single, $275 for the O/U bbl


    Doug
     
  12. Big Al 29

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    YOU THE MAN DOUG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for the explanation!

    Jeff A.
     
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