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Old 01-03-2014, 04:31 AM   #11
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Here it is after the 1st pass on the buffer, some of the pits will remain (they are too close to the roll marks to remove). Also I plan on sand blasting the top of the barrel/receiver as well as the ring at the front site

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Old 01-03-2014, 04:32 AM   #12
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Here is a comparison shot, showing the progress on the barrel
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here is the frame after sanding and a 1st pass on the buffer. The buffing will show all the flaws, I found a few spots where I need to go back and sand out the scratches
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the parts are ready for bluing
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finished!
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before & after shots
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Oh, the humanity!

Very nice work on the prep on those two. FWIW, am NOT a smith, have done a little hot bluing to see if I could- used sodium hydroxide and ammonium nitrate. After bluing, boiled the pieces in distilled water for 15 minutes. Does a good job of removing all bluing salts, and seems to "set" the new bluing. Only time I use WD40 is after taking out of the water bath- actually does a good job of displacing the water.
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Oh, the humanity!

Very nice work on the prep on those two. FWIW, am NOT a smith, have done a little hot bluing to see if I could- used sodium hydroxide and ammonium nitrate. After bluing, boiled the pieces in distilled water for 15 minutes. Does a good job of removing all bluing salts, and seems to "set" the new bluing. Only time I use WD40 is after taking out of the water bath- actually does a good job of displacing the water.
Yep, I use WD-40 for that as well. That is after all what it was designed for (WD stands for Water Displacing, but I'm sure you knew that )

I use Sodium Nitrate rather than Ammonium Nitrate, it is easier to get. Although many people do not know the difference and they give you funny looks when you ask for it at the hardware store

I wrote about my learning process on my blog (if you are interested....)

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A re-blued Ruger standard .22 would bring $125 dollars in my market area. I can make more from these "Junk" guns selling them for parts.
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A re-blued Ruger standard .22 would bring $125 dollars in my market area. I can make more from these "Junk" guns selling them for parts.
I'd like to pick up some more of these if I could get them for $125!

The whole reason I got into fixing old guns is so I could buy the unloved ones and restore them for myself. There is no money in doing this for a business, just as you stated, the money put into it would not increase its value enough to make it worth the effort.
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