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Offline Hewy

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Defrab Remington.Using vinegar ?
« on: July 04, 2019, 09:11:49 PM »
I was trying to sell my 1863 Remington .44 8"  Pietta I purchased in 2017 and never fired.
With no interest from any potential buyer, I have decided to to keep and shoot it. But first it will be DEFARBED.NOTE I HAVE NO INTENSIONS OF MAKING A FAKE ORIGINAL ........"All current ID Italian markings including serial number will remain."
Mostly remove the  large  lettering from the barrel . Mainly I want to try my hand at aging the frame and wood grips.
Is soaking in vinegar the most convenient effective method for removing bluing ?
What methods to use for an aged finish ?
Some of you may recall I built a snub nose out off a Remington .36 I called Black Friday .  Looking on various auction sites to find a used one but lately I note that gun prices have risen over what I paid for the one I have. So that also makes it easier  to Defarb .
What do you think ?
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Re: Defrab Remington.Using vinegar ?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2019, 10:34:44 PM »
Hi Hewy - A vinegar soak works fast, maybe too fast.  Try about 30-40 minuets at a time.  Pull it out, wipe it down and see what you think. You have to wipe it down to see what’s actually happened.  If it’s not what you want put it back in a little longer.  Carding with oil and steel wool works well but takes a little time.  The upside of SW is that you have complete control of how far you want to go.  Also, for an aged effect Blackie Thomas of Black Oracle vids uses a patch from a dirty bore.  He wipes the gun down with that gunk and lets it sit awhile.  Never tried that but it sounds like it would work.  It sure did for Thomas.

If your goal is to strip the blue (as opposed to just creating an aged look) then vinegar will do the trick and takes it down to the white, quickly.

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Re: Defrab Remington.Using vinegar ?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2019, 10:46:55 PM »
Hey GDog , I'll take look at the video you mentioned. Aging is what I want to accomplish.
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Re: Defrab Remington.Using vinegar ?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2019, 11:46:50 PM »
Black Oracle has three sequential vids on ageing an Pietta 1861.  He really gets into it.  The man is as OCD as we are.  This left coast guy finds his Alabama intonations very pleasant and easy to listen to.  The guy can really camp and he's into Kukris', too.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2019, 11:59:09 PM by G Dog »
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places".  
                                        Ephesians 6:12  (KJV)

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Re: Defrab Remington.Using vinegar ?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2019, 03:27:18 AM »
Defarbing is removing ALL the Italian markings, just sayin.
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Re: Defrab Remington.Using vinegar ?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2019, 07:52:19 AM »
Ya I know Hawg, but just avoiding the critics.... (o&.ya know what I mean.

GDog, after watching Blackie , I have watched his vids many times he's very detailed.
Most of his videos have the Kukris by his side your right.
Good tips not sure about the Plum. 
« Last Edit: July 05, 2019, 09:44:04 AM by Hewy »
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