VIEW MY

BillDeShivs

Gift Premium Subscription To BillDeShivs

Join Date:

02-16-2010

Last Activity:

06-26-2016 1:15 PM

Likes Given: 3

265 Likes on 179 Posts 

    ABOUT ME

  • Cutler, engraver, gunsmith, jeweler.
  • Everything!
  • Government

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Gun blue kits good, bad , or out dated on 06-17-2016 at 10:11 PM
    I agree about rust bluing.Most DIYers don't have the patience or equipment needed to rust
    blue.Paint may be a better option for those who want instant results.My opinion is that if a
    gun is worth HAVI...

  • Posted in thread: Gun blue kits good, bad , or out dated on 06-17-2016 at 04:25 AM
    Bluing is a professional's job. Home bluing kits are junk and ruin many guns.

  • Posted in thread: Shotgun survival adaptor on 06-06-2016 at 05:29 AM
    It's not for a handgun-it's for a shotgun.

  • Posted in thread: painting firearms on 06-01-2016 at 06:06 AM
    To properly apply Duracoat and most of the other gun paints, you have to sand/bead blast the
    parts first, and in some instances Parkerize them before painting.

  • Posted in thread: Engraving revolution on 05-11-2016 at 10:10 PM
    The technology is mature. CO2 lasers are for certain jobs, and they are relatively
    inexpensive.Fiber lasers are for more robust jobs-like engraving metals, but they are much more
    expensive.Think of it...

  • Posted in thread: Engraving revolution on 05-10-2016 at 06:46 PM
    That is a CO2 laser. They won't cut metal. You can "mark" metal with a special, expensive paint
    in these, but it is far from permanent.You need a fiber laser to do real engraving on metal.
    They are ab...

  • Posted in thread: Please help on 05-10-2016 at 04:54 AM
    I gold plated a Zamak derringer one time.It came out beautifully. The next day it was gray. The
    zinc amalgamated with the gold-absorbing it completely.

  • Posted in thread: Please help on 05-10-2016 at 01:24 AM
    You are in uncharted territory, as far as I'm concerned.Good luck.

  • Posted in thread: Please help on 05-09-2016 at 08:23 PM
    Interesting. I doubt the finish would hold up. Zamak is very soft. You might try lacquering
    over the cold blue.My experience with Zamak is that hardly any finish sticks to it for very
    long.

  • Posted in thread: Please help on 05-09-2016 at 06:47 PM
    I doubt that is a cold blue finish. It appears to be color case-hardened.It appears the gun in
    the top picture is actually hard chrome finished. If so it will be both difficult and foolish
    to try and ...

FORUM SIGNATURE
Bill DeShivs
0 COMMENTS
POST A COMMENT