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Who does the best rebluing???

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  1. cynergystan

    cynergystan TS Member

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    At a Christmas Eve party, a cousin asked about rebluing several shotguns he has and asked if I knew who does the best work. I had no idea.Any recommendations, preferably from personal experience, would be sincerely appreciated. Thanks
     
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    Don't know if it's the "best" but Art's Gunshop did my Browning barrels and they came out very nice. Under $300 as I recall.


    Eric
     
  3. cynergystan

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    Thanks Eric..Where are they located;how does one contact them?
     
  4. mixer

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    Phone number is 636-944-3630. They're in Missouri.


    Eric
     
  5. Whiz Bang

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    If you want the very best contact Turnbull restoration. #585-657-6338. Go to his wed site. His fees are listed.
     
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    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    There was a guy in Elkhart Indiana who could make a model 12 sparkle with the prettiest blue I ever saw. Not sure if he is still around. That was 20 years ago, think his name was Stan
     
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    Phil Filing @ Glen Rock Blue did 3 shotguns for me and is working on a 4th. Excellant work.
     
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    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Ditto on Glenrock Bluing in Gelnrock WY. He does all my P guns that I work on.
     
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    skeet2day- You are absolutely correct. Preparing the metal for the tanks is the key to a good bluing job.

    Now, if someone is looking for the very "best" bluing job, they need to find someone who still does the slow rust blue. It is not difficult but can take 30-40 days instead of 8 minutes in the hot blue tank.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    I will second Ernest Marlette recommendation...best high polish bluing I have even seen and Ernest is both honest, committed to making it right, and an all around good fella.
     
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    I do not intend to have a gun blued but what type of bluing used to be seen on fine guns? It was a very deep blue with a high luster and the blue color was easily recognized.

    Rollin
     
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    Rollin- The high luster is due to the polishing. The deep blue color is created by the type of bluing salts.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    I do really good work with 3 week turn around guarunteed!

    Al Lingham

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    stu wright just reblued a couple old model 12,s for me one was a nickel steel black diamond molly refinished the stock & forearm// they came out great thier number is 618-357-8933 dwain
     
  16. Maner

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    I also would say that Ernie Marlette does the Best bluing around.
    His high polish work is second to none. Some of the high grade Krieghoffs that he blues are the finest bluing that I have seen. Maybe he will teach his boys all that stuff so his art will not die with him. I know that it will be hard for others to copy. He made all of his equipment just to get certain results.
     
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