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Re: Making it look old
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2017, 06:57:27 PM »
Dear Western196611,
            Leave the new cyinder alone, get some Cold Blueing, and go over the GUN with it.  Blueing looks nice, and if you bring the gun up to the appearance of the new cylinder, tu'll have a nicer looking gun, and if you also re-blue the old cylinder, you'll be cooing with gas and right on the top burner!  Wth BOTH cyinders looking good, and the gun even better!
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Re: Making it look old
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2017, 04:40:26 PM »
r Friends,

I have sen a lot of Re-Enactors take blueing off their guns, to make "em look Like they were "Born," in the 1860's.  What they never seem to think about, is that in the 1860's the guns would have been new, and looked it   So De Frarbing them is really Waste of time and effort!

I like to see a gun with a deep blue finish on it. I think that looks really sharp!  The Bare Metal Look reminds me of the Pot Metal Toy Guns I used to carry in Plastic Holsters when I was about Seven or Eight!   My Triplets still have about 95% of their original Finsih. I have toucvhed uo small places where they have indvertentlu rubbed against somethnig when travelling, But I like to see a gun that has been well looked after!  Nd I would ot willingly De Farb any gun I carried! Any blueing I lose, would be because I fell off a horse when carrying ne, and that would be a kind f Honorable Battle Scar!
       
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Re: Making it look old
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2017, 05:54:44 PM »
Excellent point Johnnie!!!

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Re: Making it look old
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2017, 06:50:34 PM »
I agree with Johnnie as far as reenactors go.   The gun was shiny and new when issued and that's what a reenactor's revolver should look like.  Some wear and dings are fine but it shouldn't look 150 years old. 
Others however may want their revolvers to look old just for the sake of nostalgia and history and that's fine too, but a reenactor with a gun that looks 150 years olds is incorrect.

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Re: Making it look old
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2017, 08:11:34 PM »
I have no problem with a revolver that naturally looks old because of a lot of use.
No matter how much cold blue you do, it will never look factory blue.
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Re: Making it look old
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2017, 03:03:40 AM »
I like a gun to look natural. Holster wear and all.
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Re: Making it look old
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2017, 09:37:07 AM »
Hi, some videos on antiquing:







If the original revolvers were really nitrite blued, the finish would wear off fairly quickly. Also, if you intend on nitrite bluing avoid doing the cylinder because you will change the temper of the steel.

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Re: Making it look old
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2017, 09:17:30 AM »
excellent video!
I'd rather have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

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Re: Making it look old
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2017, 10:21:14 AM »
Good information on those videos.  (T^
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