Originally Posted by Buchanan
Can one obtain an electric blue or fairly light blue with Gun blue?
Most Gun Blue that I have used over the years gives more of a black blue.
also the blue that I am looking for must be very even, not mottled at all.
any comments would be appreciated.
My point is simply that (Heat) Oxide colouring is great for delicate parts like clock screws which are not often handled but it doesn't offer the increased wear resistance and oil retention of gun blues making it less suitable for larger, regularly used and handled parts, if you used it on a trigger for instance it would begin to wear off with relatively little use.
Unless you recommend (Heat) Oxide blues for firearms and items subject to wear?
Any comments would be appreciated ;-)