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Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 01-18-2012, 10:17 PM
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Posted By timn
If you ordered the correct spring set for your...

If you ordered the correct spring set for your pistol, do not cut it.
Think about it. If you cut coils off a coil spring, it takes more force to compress it.

The 85 is a Smith copy, so if you can...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 11-30-2010, 03:55 PM
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Posted By timn
TexPat, If you haven't screwed something up,...

TexPat,

If you haven't screwed something up, you haven't blued much.:o

The early Smith's were all blued by one man. He had his own formulation and never shared it with anyone. He did have it...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 11-30-2010, 03:27 PM
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Posted By timn
Agreed. However, like acids, bases are not...

Agreed. However, like acids, bases are not corrosive to everything.

The mixture of bases that make up bluing salts are not highly corrosive to steel. If they were, the steel tanks in which they...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 11-30-2010, 03:33 AM
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Posted By timn
TexPat.. After i posted my reply, I read it...

TexPat..
After i posted my reply, I read it again and it sounded a bit harsh. i apologize for the tone. It wasn't intended to be smart a$$.

Also, the proper term for the process is blacking....
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 11-29-2010, 09:58 PM
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Posted By timn
Bluing salts are NOT acid. Period. They are...

Bluing salts are NOT acid. Period.

They are a base. The bore does not need tp be plugged for two reasons. One the blackening(the proper term) process causes no, that's zero, dimensional changes in...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 06-06-2010, 03:51 AM
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Posted By timn
I feel your pain Upersleder. It's...

I feel your pain Upersleder.

It's frustrating to be unable to bring a rifle back to a tight grouper when so many variables have changed.

It would be really sloppy work to not wash all the...
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