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To blue or not to blue???

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Old 09-03-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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Marlin 336. After hours of filing, sanding and rust removal, I started to really appreciate the new look. Although I was able to file out most of it, upon very close inspection, you can still see some pitting. I would really appreciate some feedback of the pros and cons and aesthetic opinions. Thanks

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Old 09-03-2013, 04:14 PM   #2
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Pics a bit small to really be able to see much.
I think it would look pretty cool if you finish what you started and Polish it up.
It'll be a pita to cold blue the entire thing and get a good finish.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:11 PM   #3
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Yeah, it's a tough call. That looks sharp as hell. Maybe some flitz and a quarter ton of elbow grease...

Otherwise, I'd send that to someone to have blued, unless you have the equipment at home. I recently cold blued a 1911, and it was enough of a pain. I wouldn't do it with a rifle.
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First off WELCOME TO THE FORUM FROM SE INDIANA. If it were mine I would have it blued. It shouldn't be too expensive since you have it broke down and cleaned up. It'll be a tough choice but I'm sure it'll turn out just fine. Post some pics when you are done. Good luck and God bless. Dick
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