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Just acquired my first rifle, a real nice 1972 39M and would appreciate info from anyone with similar date mfg. 39M's to answer a few newbie questions. This rifle is in really great shape and I want to keep her that way.

The sides of the receiver are a satin black - sorta glossy, but the finish under the hammer, along the scope mount area and around the stock near the lever it is a "flat black" for lack of a better description. Under the hammer is a length of narrow flat black metal (near the two screws) and due to handling some of that flat black is getting "polished". Not too bad but some. Same with near the lever.

What is the term for that "flat black" finish, how is it produced (vs the satin) and how do I up-keep and even maybe restore that surface "tooth" when handling produces a polished wear spot? Also what color would you call that satin bluing - it seems almost a black vs a normal lighter bluing have I've noticed on other rifles. I found a period correct weaver scope, and it too has very similar finishes - satin gloss and the flat black (with some "tooth"). It's not paint is it?

Can anyone clue me in?
 

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Google Blue Wonder Gun Bluing. They have the best cold blue and black I have ever used. It will match a factory job and is easy to use.
 
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