Smokeless steel finish?
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    Smokeless steel finish?

    A few weeks ago I picked up a 1894,
    .357 and have been doing some thinking. Is it possible to remove the bluing and give it the smokeless steel looked to match my 1936, 30-30. Is it even possible to do a smokeless steel type finish with basic tools/supplies?

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    Are you talking about color case hardening?
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    Almost anything is possible . If you have to ask the price, you most likely can't afford it. Check out some of the lever guns on Turnbull's site.

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    Any blue will come off if the steel is soaked in a tub of ordinary supermarket white vinegar for 20 min to a half hour. Wash very thoroughly to get all the vinegar off. Then you're left with bare steel to refinish. That's the hard part.
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    Thanks everyone for the information.
    This just shows how much i have to learn. It would be a color case hardening that I would like to have on the rifle.


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