Duplicating Older Finishes?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by SandWWoman, May 23, 2007.

  1. SandWWoman

    SandWWoman New Member

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    I'm wondering... is it possible to duplicate at home the translucent, glossy black finish of early Colts, which I believe is cabonia, without a gas furnace (using, for instance, a cooker, and then oil to quench it in. If so, what oil?

    Also, has anyone ever tried to truly charcoal blue - with a fire and then rubbing down with lime / oil?