Does removing the blueing from a gun ruin the performance of the firearm in any way?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by HeatSpitta510, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. HeatSpitta510

    HeatSpitta510 New Member

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    Doing this obviously makes the gun look beautiful with a with a stainless barrel and guild rod I just don't want to take anything away from a great pistols performance
     
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    HeatSpitta510 New Member

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    I'm talking about the barrel ..sorry lol
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    How is the bluing removed?

    If it is true "bluing", it should not. If it is a form of Parkerizing, possibly.
     
  4. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Umm..just because you remove a finish does not make it all of a sudden stainless.
    It just makes it shiny. If it's not stainless to begin with then removing any thing on it will just expose it for no real reason. Other than for you to look at something shiny anyway...
     
  5. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    Yup, all things shiny arent silver, gold or stainless; you need to know the base metal and removing the blue must be done without compromising the metal with direct heat or removing any of the metal via grinding. Most forms of blueing are actually a very scientific application of a pseudo protective rust forming acid mixture. Trust me, it wont just rub off, its on there like white on rice and fused into the base metal itself.

    Best way to get a shiny Pistol is to buy one, I would probably stay away from trying to remove it through any method other than wearing it off with normal use but with proper maintenance, it will stay on the weapon for many generations to come.
     
  6. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    If it is ACTUAL bluing on the barrel, there is NO way the barrel is stainless steel. You can't blue stainless steel.
     
  7. FrontierTCB

    FrontierTCB Active Member

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    Is there a specific pistol you are referring to? That would probably help us figure out what kind of finish you're dealing with.
     
  8. AIKIJUTSU

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

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    If you just want it to be "shiny", get it nickel plated. Removing the bluing without protecting the metal will result in a rusty eyesore.
     
  9. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    removing the bluing from a barrel makes it much more susceptible to RUST & CORROSION? And ruins the value of the weapon. Bad idea unless you are going to apply another coating or plating. As far as performance that depends on how you remove it and if you change any dimensions.

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  10. cbibb

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    You will take away the value and you will not gain any advantage it will rust and if you want shinny buy shinny if it is warn a little that is character marks some people like that I have owned a few like that and really liked the fire arm and didn't have to worry about scratching it
     
  11. HeatSpitta510

    HeatSpitta510 New Member

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    Worst case ..I buy another barrel but here it is
     

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    HeatSpitta510 New Member

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    The Sig P229...worst case I buy a new barrel
     

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  13. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Just for the record- bluing is a form of controlled rust. Instead of red iron oxide, it is black iron oxide. The purpose of it is to help prevent red iron oxide from forming.

    Carbon steel can be blued. Stainless steel cannot be blued by ordinary means. As said, simply removing blue does not make he metal into stainless steel. THAT has a different chemical composition than carbon steel. Mainly chromium and nickel IN the metal- not on it.

    IF you take the bluing off, and do nothing else to it, it is going to rust.
     
  14. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Like everyone else, I would not recommend taking the bluing off.
     
  15. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Yeah- pretty is as pretty preforms-------------
     
  16. trip286

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    FUGGIT!!!
    Finish doesn't affect performance. If you like your barrel shiny, just remember to keep it wiped down with oil.

    All other opinions on the matter are pretty ****ing moot, aren't they?

    Just beware that, yes, as has been mentioned, that barrel ain't stainless. Hence the regular wipe downs with oily rag.

    Carry on sir. Enjoy.
     
  17. johnr1943

    johnr1943 New Member

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    Oh, Wow... I guess that settles it! :rolleyes:
     
  18. HeatSpitta510

    HeatSpitta510 New Member

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    It came out real nice, worst case I just buy another sig barrel but I see no reason to
     

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  19. HeatSpitta510

    HeatSpitta510 New Member

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    It really looks nice,like I said ..worst case,I just buy a new sig barrel but I see no reason to
     
  20. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Does it not? He asked about performance and got a litany of responses ranging from techniques of removal to quick, down and dirty basic metalurgy.

    He stripped it. He likes it.
    He asked about performance effects. This won't affect performance. He seemed to think it's stainless steel. It's not, he needs to know this so that he can take steps to ward off corrosion.

    No need for all this mess.