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11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 3/14/2018 6:55:48 PM EST
Looking to get my first Ruger American Ranch in 7.62x39.

All I can find about the finish is that it is Matt Black.

So, is that just simple bluing or something tougher?

I'm going to be doing a lot of swamp running and I'm worried about the finish holding up.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 3/14/2018 9:47:19 PM EST
I dont run around the swamps but I do NOT care for my rifles very well. Used for 3 years in the high country and doesnt even have a scratch yet.
Link Posted: 3/15/2018 7:44:42 PM EST
I have Ruger rifles and handguns that are 30+ years old and their finish has held up over the years. With that said, and a guess, the finish should hold up for many years on the latest firearms being produced.

Originally Posted By ClanDireWolf:
Looking to get my first Ruger American Ranch in 7.62x39.

All I can find about the finish is that it is Matt Black.

So, is that just simple bluing or something tougher?

I'm going to be doing a lot of swamp running and I'm worried about the finish holding up.

Thanks!
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Link Posted: 3/30/2018 7:14:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/6/2018 8:41:27 PM EST by rg1]
Bought a Ruger Ranch in 300 BLK 16" barrel bolt action. I think the flat black finish is poor. I think if you breath on them without a good protective oil that rust will show up. Mine does anyway and shows a few signs of rust. This is shot and not cleaned for a few days. Not my skin oils either. If you take care with a protective oil you should be ok. My 300 BLK Ranch Rifle has the cheapest quality plastic mags I've ever seen. See that new ones may support GI AR magazines. I do like shooting the little rifle and it shoots well. Wish I had known there would be a AR magazine rifle.
Link Posted: 3/30/2018 7:31:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jimmyc2112:
I have Ruger rifles and handguns that are 30+ years old and their finish has held up over the years.
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My Ruger that's a little over 20 years old turned from black to purple in not too many years. It all depends on which process Ruger used to make the part in question.
Link Posted: 4/2/2018 1:59:21 AM EST
Ruger Americans you need to wipe it down or rust will appear overnight on the blued steel and on the bolt body.
Link Posted: 6/1/2018 1:45:05 PM EST
Had mine ceracoated Magpul OD Green.
Link Posted: 6/1/2018 1:49:27 PM EST
Mine have stayed same color as new after a couple of hunts.

Didn't submerge it in seawater and leave it for a week, but I did wipe it down at the end of the day...
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