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RonAz 11-03-2012 02:48 AM

870 Express barrel on a Wingmaster
 
I recently purchased a new 26 inch barrel for my 870 Wingmaster. It is blued in the flat Express blue. Does anyone know if I can use a cold blue product to increase the blueing to more closely match the bright blueing of the Wingmaster? I will have it hot blued if necessary since buying an Express barrel is about half the cost of buying a Wingmaster barrel.

Thanks

hiwall 11-03-2012 03:19 AM

The different look is that the express barrel is not polished as much as the Wingmaster barrel. So adding blue won't help.

Blueguns 11-03-2012 04:38 AM

I may be mistaken, but I thought the express barrel was a matte finish. :confused:

http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/shotguns/model-870/model-870-express.aspx

This is the site, I'm unsure what "standard express finish" means. The Expresses I've held have been matte though.

As far as the barrel goes I don't think bluing a matte barrel would work.

Axxe55 11-03-2012 07:45 AM

to get the Express barrel to match the Wingmaster finish would require stripping the finish, and polishing the metal and then re-blueing it. it might or might not, match when done.

RonAz 11-03-2012 07:00 PM

Thanks
 
Thanks you guys. I guess I hadn't thought about the fact that blueing wasn't really the issue; it is polishing. Maybe I'll just use it the way it is.

And Blueguns, when I called it the standard Express finish I meant the matte finish.

racer_x 11-03-2012 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by axxe55 (Post 1000104)
to get the Express barrel to match the Wingmaster finish would require stripping the finish, and polishing the metal and then re-blueing it. it might or might not, match when done.

That was my thought, even if u did send it off for hot blue that it still may not match without reblueing the whole gun.

Axxe55 11-03-2012 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by racer_x (Post 1000450)
That was my thought, even if u did send it off for hot blue that it still may not match without reblueing the whole gun.

for them to match completely, either both need to be stripped and bead blasted and the blued or both need to be polished then blued.

matte finish is cheaper for the manufacterer, because it takes out the man hours needed, to polish then blue the parts. a man cna bead blast parts in a few minutes and have them ready for the blueing tanks, polishing requires hours. hence the price difference.

racer_x 11-04-2012 01:37 AM

Ive done 3 cold blues so far im a learning fool lol so even hand sanding both wouldnt bring a match?

Axxe55 11-04-2012 01:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by racer_x (Post 1000888)
Ive done 3 cold blues so far im a learning fool lol so even hand sanding both wouldnt bring a match?

maybe, maybe not. for them to match or as closely as possible, you would have to bring any parts back to the original base steel and polish them until all were polished the same. then equal amounts of blueing on all parts.

racer_x 11-04-2012 02:16 AM

so its all the base steel shine or scratch shine that the blue works? I mean duracoat an all aside.


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