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Posted: 6/14/2009 11:28:28 AM EST
hi all, the new guy at tinker afb again...

so i have the option of getting a decent mossberg 500 at a fair price, but the bluing has really seen better days. any of you all know someone who can refinish firearms in the okc area at a relativly inexpensive price? i was originally thinking of getting it parkerized, but that might be a tad expensive for me. probably somthing like duracote on a beadblasted surface. the wife set the limits around 75 bucks or so , but in this day in age i really cant argue with her about $$$.

so are there any options out there for me, guys? thanks in advance
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:15:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 1:15:45 PM EST by Chucks1911]
I just had R&S in Moore blue a muzzle loader barrel for my Kentucky rifle. It came as a kit, was in the white. I'm really pleased with how it came out. Cost was $50. Well worth it to me

Quick turn around too. Right at a week.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:01:25 PM EST
Try Ol Yeller. He can do a nice job on it.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:05:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
Try Ol Yeller. He can do a nice job on it.


Well.....Look who is checkin' in here. I am out on summer vacation right now. If you want that wood delivered, holler at me this week at we'll make it happen.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 4:43:59 PM EST
The guy in Jones is supposed to be pretty good. What is his name??
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:06:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 4:08:02 AM EST by Regular122]
+1 on R&S in Moore. I've not used them for bluing but have had them to do other work and they even repaired my Broomhandle Mauser firing pin. Last of the old fashioned gun smiths around that I know. Very decent on pricing as well. Steve
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 12:02:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By higgimw:
The guy in Jones is supposed to be pretty good. What is his name??


Steve Baldwin. I believe he doesn't do gun bluing though.
He mostly works on precision rifles and high dollar shotguns.
I've known more than one gunsmith to shut down bluing because of EPA investigators checking them out for environmental regulations.
No BS.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 3:44:37 PM EST
olyeller aka www.accurate-iron.com is also in Jones. Not sure if he can do a whole shotty for $75 though.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 4:20:20 PM EST
I don't believe olyeller does long guns right now
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:20:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 5:21:21 AM EST by EZ-Bake]
Mike (Olyeller) at Accurate Iron in Jones, OK is the only place around there that I know of that refinishes guns (he won't usually do gunsmithing on long-guns, but you can usually talk him into a refinish if he's got the time).

He mostly uses a Ceramic coating called Ceracoat - I've got a few guns he's done and the finish never comes off. I'm not sure how much he would charge for a Shotty, but he's fair on his prices.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:35:52 AM EST
For painted finishes go with Olyeller. Bluing is R&S as stated by the other guys. Both are great at what they do.
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