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Posted: 10/30/2002 11:06:26 AM EDT
I have a Charles Daly side-by-side shotgun I really like. I'm sending the reciever in for the Mahovsky Metalife treatment and I'd like to get the barrels either bead blasted and blued or parkerized for a matte non-glare appearance.

The problem is that the barrels are apparently soft soldered and Mahovskys said that the soft solder wouldn't hold up under their bluing method.

So my question is; is there any way to parkerize or bead blast and blue soft soldered shotgun barrels without running the risk of them coming apart?

Thanks for your help,

Matt
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Link Posted: 10/30/2002 12:27:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/1/2002 11:33:52 PM EDT
Supposedly, the traditional way of bluing soft soldered doubles is by using a rust blue such as Herter’s Belgium Blue or Pilkington’s American Rust Blue (both sold by Brownells). These are NOT touch-up type cold bluing solutions.

Rust bluing is very tedious and thus, if someone else does it, pretty expensive.
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