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i have a old remington 550 rifle that i am restoring for a freind. i purchased the birchwood casey gun blueing kit that contains a liquid agent. i followed all the directions , and had that gun stripped of all past blueing material.. but it does not get as dark as that of the gun on the cover of the package.
i used the cold method of applieng it on and then putting cold water on it..

i really want that dark color, am i asking to much , or is the metals back in 1942 much different than those today..

would the past have made it any darker!!
 

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few things to remember

youll never get the gun darker than it originaly was when it was new,,,
the pic is from a professionaly done gun and photoshopped

heat the barrel with a heat gun or blow drier to get the deepest color,

you need to do multiple layers sometimes as much as 5

when done make sure you buffed it with steel wool


of course all that wont matter if the prep work wasnt done properly before u started the buing process,,
 

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wont happen, cold blueing is just a touch up on small parts....whole barrel it wiill wear off.
hot blueing ...tanks,hot solution, carding , repeat as often as nessary....
for small parts ...clean part, heat,dip in transmission fluid, will change color to a blue,,small screws heads for but stocks.
 
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