Duplicating Older Finishes?

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

  1. SandWWoman

    SandWWoman New Member

    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?