Rust Blue Service
|We are now offering
a real slow rust bluing service. Slow rust blue is one of
the oldest original gun finishes, and is still used today on
British best quality double guns. The parts to be blued are,
polished and degreased, then wiped with a special solution.
The outside of the barrel & parts are then allowed to
oxidize (rust) under controlled moisture conditions. The
rust is then carded off and the process is repeated several
(sometimes as many as 6-8) times until the desired color is
reached. The parts are then scalded with a neutralizing
solution, rinsed, flash dried then oil cured for several
days to stop the rusting process, producing the classic
satiny gun metal finish. This process puts the finish
into the steel, not just on the surface. Because of
this, rust bluing is the most durable and long lasting of
all the gun finishes, and actually looks better as it ages.
This method is no longer used on factory production guns
because it is too time consuming and labor intensive.
Some examples of our work
Savage/Stevens 620 Shotgun Barrel
Savage Takedown Model 1899 Notice the
colour of the stock metal. This is how the receiver looked
Here is a before, during & after
picture of a Husqvarna 1907 slide
2007 New Philly Sportsman Specialties Inc.
rifle, pistol, Milsurp