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Offline jchiggins

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Aged Pietta Dance
« on: March 23, 2014, 05:05:22 PM »
Screwed up my Dance bluing by cleaning in a Hornaday ultrasonic cleaner and accidentally using brass cleaner which cleaned the bluing right off.
So I browned it with Laurel Mountain Forge browning solution from www.trackofthewolf.com.
I heated parts in a toaster oven which sped up the process but left it age six hours for each of three coats instead of three per instructions. I think the instructions were written for a more humid environment than I have.
Anyway. Cleaned all the proof marks and lettering off except the black powder only and .44 cal .lettering.
The brass was soaked in Natural Orange house cleaner over night and baked in the toaster oven.
Overall it was harder to get right than the Uberti Pietta I did but it turned out as I like it.
After browning I cleaned parts in a Baking soda solution to kill the acidity and flooded with Ballistol.




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Re: Aged Pietta Dance
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2014, 05:10:18 PM »
I think it looks great! Heck, I'd even pay you to do that to a blued replica revolver!!  (T^
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Re: Aged Pietta Dance
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2014, 06:06:57 PM »
Nice lemonade there, jc!
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Re: Aged Pietta Dance
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2014, 08:05:32 PM »
Nice lemonade there, jc!
Thanks guys, I dig the Dance. It feels good like a hog leg should. I just love the balance and feel of gun. Too bad it isn't real.

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Re: Aged Pietta Dance
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2015, 11:12:59 PM »
Hi JC, over on the Pietta Dance thread I just tol the boys to check out those pics on your older thread and here they are now.  Good deal and cool.  I have always admired the browning  you put on that.  Looks great.
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Re: Aged Pietta Dance
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2015, 11:46:38 PM »
Now just a cotton-picking' minute, G. Make up yer mind...is it a Dance, a JC Higgins or    a Browning?  (^h
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Re: Aged Pietta Dance
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2015, 07:22:10 AM »
Looking good, looking real good. (T^
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Re: Aged Pietta Dance
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2015, 09:57:25 AM »
Hi JC, over on the Pietta Dance thread I just tol the boys to check out those pics on your older thread and here they are now.  Good deal and cool.  I have always admired the browning  you put on that.  Looks great.
mine will be soaking in evaporust soon. Thinkin a bit of bluing and a lot of aged urine. ;-)

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Re: Aged Pietta Dance
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2015, 11:07:44 AM »
Hey! I got lots of Ten High urine here.  (?^
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Re: Aged Pietta Dance
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2015, 11:38:31 AM »
Hey! I got lots of Ten High urine here.  (?^
u pee in your hat? ..or u talkin' whiskey?   ])M

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Re: Aged Pietta Dance
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2015, 12:10:11 PM »
Hey! I got lots of Ten High urine here.  (?^
u pee in your hat? ..or u talkin' whiskey?   ])M
Heh! Whatever I pee out in a jug, jar or milk jug!  (?^

BTW, I do do this and water the peach tree, grape trees, and etc. Works good!  ;)
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