polished or blued????
resotring an old webley falcon as some of you will be aware and i have now hit a stumbling block - all the old blueing is off and i've given it a bit of a polish and its looking quite good - but its the father in laws and i want to give it back to him 'restored' rather than changed.
judging by the fact this rifle is used for short distance crows / rats should i finish the polish and give him something that looks like a chrome anal probe or re-blue it and give him a nice new looking rifle???
with this in mind - what substances do people recommend for both blueing and for getting a very high shining polished finish???
also, what type of cloths do you go for?
I would get it re-blued properly.
ISP, col@mag (on here) and DM80 (on here) will all do a first class job.
I have been given a "load of Blacking salts" never used them, Do they work ? I have a Number of gun.s I would like to try them on ! ANY HELP pls. cheers,
Definatly blue it. IMO it is never the same as the original blue but if it has been done properly it is the next best thing and better than bad blueing.
I was at an antique weapon expo wher there were some very high price but also very rare rifles that had been reblued, and the experts that were valuing them seemed to think that it was ok that they were well reblued and not worth that much less than the original, but that the brown (no blue kind of worn rust coloured) were worth less. Still cant decide my self which i would prefere.