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Old 08-13-2013, 01:58 PM   #11
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How is the bluing removed?

If it is true "bluing", it should not. If it is a form of Parkerizing, possibly.
Worst case ..I buy another barrel but here it is
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Is there a specific pistol you are referring to? That would probably help us figure out what kind of finish you're dealing with.
The Sig P229...worst case I buy a new barrel
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Just for the record- bluing is a form of controlled rust. Instead of red iron oxide, it is black iron oxide. The purpose of it is to help prevent red iron oxide from forming.

Carbon steel can be blued. Stainless steel cannot be blued by ordinary means. As said, simply removing blue does not make he metal into stainless steel. THAT has a different chemical composition than carbon steel. Mainly chromium and nickel IN the metal- not on it.

IF you take the bluing off, and do nothing else to it, it is going to rust.
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Like everyone else, I would not recommend taking the bluing off.
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Like everyone else, I would not recommend taking the bluing off.
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FUGGIT!!!
Finish doesn't affect performance. If you like your barrel shiny, just remember to keep it wiped down with oil.

All other opinions on the matter are pretty ****ing moot, aren't they?

Just beware that, yes, as has been mentioned, that barrel ain't stainless. Hence the regular wipe downs with oily rag.

Carry on sir. Enjoy.
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FUGGIT!!!
Finish doesn't affect performance. If you like your barrel shiny, just remember to keep it wiped down with oil.

All other opinions on the matter are pretty ****ing moot, aren't they?

Just beware that, yes, as has been mentioned, that barrel ain't stainless. Hence the regular wipe downs with oily rag.

Carry on sir. Enjoy.
Oh, Wow... I guess that settles it!
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Oh, Wow... I guess that settles it!
It came out real nice, worst case I just buy another sig barrel but I see no reason to
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FUGGIT!!!
Finish doesn't affect performance. If you like your barrel shiny, just remember to keep it wiped down with oil.

All other opinions on the matter are pretty ****ing moot, aren't they?

Just beware that, yes, as has been mentioned, that barrel ain't stainless. Hence the regular wipe downs with oily rag.

Carry on sir. Enjoy.
It really looks nice,like I said ..worst case,I just buy a new sig barrel but I see no reason to
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Oh, Wow... I guess that settles it!
Does it not? He asked about performance and got a litany of responses ranging from techniques of removal to quick, down and dirty basic metalurgy.

He stripped it. He likes it.
He asked about performance effects. This won't affect performance. He seemed to think it's stainless steel. It's not, he needs to know this so that he can take steps to ward off corrosion.

No need for all this mess.
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