have had a variety of external finishes applied to them over the
years. Early on, rust bluing, browning and case hardening were
the only finishes available.
It was soon realized
that even with these finishes on them, guns still deteriorated
and fell victim to external forces like weather, rough usage and
the rigors of combat.
By the twentieth
century, more durable, weather resistant processes like
Parkerizing (Phosphate) and Hot Bluing (Black Oxide) were
invented to deal with this.
Refinishing offers these types of finishes and can duplicate
your gun's original look.
I've been thoroughly
factory trained in the usage and procedures of the various types
of chemicals needed to produce these finishes. I buy the best
products that I can and do a full chemical strength and purity
test every time I fire up the tanks.
Let's look at what I offer:
Dark grey in colour, although shade may vary depending on metal composition and
Offers outstanding corrosion resistance.
15 minute process time with a coarse grain structure.
I use “Parco Lubrite” which is what Colt and others used in WWII. This way I
can give you the closest thing to a WWII finish.
Light grey in colour although shade may vary depending on metal composition and
Offers great corrosion resistance.
5 minute process time with finer grain structure.
Also used by many WWII manufacturers.
BLUING (Black Oxide)
I use a local industrial shop to do the actual bluing. They run a black oxide
line 24-7 to do parts for the Big 3 automakers. They perform a
chemical test 3 times daily.
I do all of the metal repair, preparation and polishing before I send it to
Quick turnaround and excellent work.
Their black oxide is very black, perfect for the early “Black” Colt 1911’s.