BARREL BLACKING

Again this is a relatively simple process for which there are two ways to proceed.

1. Have it done professionally. If you don't know a gunsmith simply Google 'Barrel Blacking' and a load of very capable people will come up.

2. If you don't mind a bit of hard work use 0000 wire wool remove ALL traces of the previous blacking and then use one of two sets of substances:

Barrel Blacking Kit from Caswell Europe (1 Litre "SD Cold-Ox" kit costs 19.95 +P&P and the 1 litre kit is plenty to do several barrels and other metal parts).

or

Perma Blue Kit from Birchwood Casey (or similar) and can be found by a simple Google search an costs about 10 with the P&P.

When this is done you may wish to 'age' the metal work with some 0000 wire wool. I would suggest looking at another example of the weapon to see where the wear marks are.

 

Tip:

If you are doing the DIY method when you are using the chemicals use gloves as you are likely to leave oily finger print marks all over your project!