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Old 04-25-2014, 03:27 AM   #11
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cold bluing has nothing to do with oxidation. It's electroless plating of copper sulphate, usually.
REAL bluing is oxidation.
I called it cold casually. In the context, it is DIY re-bluing with a bluing pen.
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:59 AM   #12
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Bluing pens don't cause oxidation, either.

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i have had several messages wanting to see exactly what i mean by freckling, i couldn't get a good enough pic on my own gun but found a pic online that is just about exactly like mine. except for the trigger and hammer, in the pic this gun has a rusty trigger and hammer mine is nice and clean and shiny. but on the cylinder and frame are what mine looks like, just spots here and there, now after cleaning, the spots are smooth and can't be felt. here is the pic, thanks

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It looks really minor except just in front of the trigger. I would clean and buff the exterior, then "maybe" prep the spots close to the R for the bluing pen.

Looks like the trigger linkage needs cleaning, and judging by it probably the whole interior. I'd strip the revolver for a thorough cleaning and oiling, and (probably) would replace the mainspring whose age is unknown. Not only will your Ruger get better for it, it will also become more valuable.

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SHEESH!
A bluing pen will do nothing for you, except ruin the factory blue that is left.
Replacing the mainspring is absurd. It's not necessary unless the spring is badly rusted.
Oil the gun and leave it alone. Anything else you do will do more damage than good.
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I hate to say it because these look like something you would use in the kitchen but unless you get crazy with it it wont remove the bluing . I put a drop of oil on in the area and lightly get after it with a piece of this . Its works .
http://frontiermetalcleaner.com/

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If you just handle the gun and shoot it the rust will wear off. In the long haul the gun will look better and you will have fun shooting the gun.

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SHEESH!
A bluing pen will do nothing for you, except ruin the factory blue that is left.
Replacing the mainspring is absurd. It's not necessary unless the spring is badly rusted.
Oil the gun and leave it alone. Anything else you do will do more damage than good.
I have found that an old tired spring may not provide reliable ignition. Replacing is cheap and easy, the risk is nil. Only the very young and the very old can find anything here to argue about.
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It looks really minor except just in front of the trigger. I would clean and buff the exterior, then "maybe" prep the spots close to the R for the bluing pen.

Looks like the trigger linkage needs cleaning, and judging by it probably the whole interior. I'd strip the revolver for a thorough cleaning and oiling, and (probably) would replace the mainspring whose age is unknown. Not only will your Ruger get better for it, it will also become more valuable.
this is not a pic of my gun, my gun has the spots on its cylinder an frame like this one has on its cylinder. my guns trigger and hammer are in like new shape with no marks. also i've already fired 50rds of federal 158 grain soft points 357 magnum it fired all perfectly and hit the primers hard. in the past i bought new blued guns and kept them clean, this is the first used blued revolver i've bought and wondered the best way to stop the small spots from getting worse. but at $150 i couldn't pass on this one even with the tiny frecks. thanks
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Then it all depends on your tolerance for rust. I am rustofobic, can't stand the presence of it. I clean every gun after every practice. Others may be more pragmatic.

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