I am considering a few changes to the loops I have been making and would appreciate some input and opinions.
#1 I have been cold blueing all of the levers I have been doing, as some of you have read, I have been looking for a better blueing solution and tried a new one on this batch of levers. The results were less than satisfactory, some were ok, but some just did not come out well and will have to be redone. I am more than likely going to start hot blueing, however, I would have to add some to the cost of blueing the levers in order to help cover the cost of the equipment. I do not have exact numbers yet, but it looks like it would add between $5 to $10 to the cost of a blued lever. My question is this, if you have already bought a lever or are considering getting a lever, would it be worth it to you, a slight cost increase for a hot blueing job over a cold blueing job??.
Thanks for all input and opinions, Jamie.
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i like mine just fine will do more later but i trust your work and know you wouldnt try to do anything but the best
I'm happy with my lever, but would not worry about the extra charge on another lever. If the hot blueing gives you a better job then you have to switch to it. Remember you can do 1,000 great jobs but screw one up and that is the only one they remember.
I agree with whats been said already, I like my loop fine the way you did it, if you were to get the hot blue and you would feel more confident with it, than thats all that matters. I think its a good idea to get it as it will make bigger jobs esier in the long run, IMHO.
No worries on the $5 or $10 dollar upcharge by me. A good lookin Great functioning lever is what matters.
Hope this helps
Thanks again Jamie
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I like the cold blue that you did on mine but, I would rather pay the extra dollars for the hot blue.
I would gladly pay an extra $5-$10 to have my lever hot blued. Looking forward to your return and sending off another lever to enlarge, and hopefully hot blue finish - if you are set up by then.
I haven't ordered a lever yet, but I intend to. Hopefully on the next round.
If you thought adding $5 to $10 to the purchase price would let you do the job you'd rather do, it wouldn't slow me down in the least. I'd still order and the extra charge wouldn't/wont be any sort of an issue.
I'm planning on getting one of your levers and I would definitely be willing to pay an xtra $10 to get hot bluing. Hopefully, I can be in the next round once you're ready.
Yeah, a $10 upcharge to hot blue it wouldn't be a problem for most of us considering them.
Just an idea (and maybe a stupid one at that) but Brownells a bluing salt that will blue stainless steel. As the lever is where most of the wear on my leverguns occurs, when I get my 308MXLR (it's on my short list) I'd be interested in buying a blued stainless lever, and quite honestly having the whole stainless rifle blued.
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