Top Ad

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Blued steel vs stainless steel.

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Dcast
    replied
    FirstBubba, I was told that when I bought the case. So I would leave the gun out over night after use to bring to room temp to prevent the condensation. I also have two young ones and the wife babysits so leaving it out is a NO-NO! I have also been told to leave your muzzle loader in you vehicle or garage overnight to keep this from happening and ruining the primer and/or powder. If you hunt in the cold Friday and plan to hunt Saturday morning. However with the new inline ML with quick removal breech there really is no need to do this unless your lazy.

    Carl, I don't have to worry about the 870 anymore it I traded for another gun. I will keep this in mind for my other guns, but I never really have had a problem with them. I'm pretty particular about cleaning my guns after every use, so they get a good cleaning, oiled, and wiped down with a silicone cloth.

    Leave a comment:


  • Pmacc60
    replied
    Nickle,SS and blue like them all!

    Leave a comment:


  • chuckles
    replied
    I own multiple examples of both. I really like the stainless and synthetic combination for hunting in bad weather. But when it comes to aesthetics it is really hard to beat a nice bluing job with good wood. I recently bought a Ruger #1 and sometimes I just get it out and look at it. It is just downright beautiful. (wife says I need help)

    Leave a comment:


  • mike0714
    replied
    It all depends on the quality of the finish. I have seen blued that has chipped when walking through light brush and I owned a stainless rifle that surface rusted if you looked at it wrong. I tend to prefer stainless for for my handguns but I have started to Cerakote all of my hunting rifles because it wont rust looks good and I can touch up nicks and scratches on my own. With where i hunt and how rough i hunt that is the most important part to me.

    Leave a comment:


  • Carl Huber
    replied
    Dcast you know rust is the gift that keeps giving. I have used Oxy-Blue sold by Brownell's. It's a cold blue gel similar to Navel-Gel. It gets under the rust. No need to strip the finish. Just apply, scrub with fine steel wool, let sit, wipe off, apply a thin coat of oil. Will darken over night or apply a second coat. I used it on a Swedish Mauser and a Bollo Machete from WWI. Pics on my profile very good durable finish and touch up.

    Leave a comment:


  • FirstBubba
    replied
    Dcast
    Amigo
    Never, EVER store guns in a foam lined case!
    As the gun warms and cools, it will sweat, just like a tea glass on a hot summer day. The foam will absorb that moisture and hold it against the metal, forming rust.
    Guns are best stored in the open so they can "breathe". IF you store them in a gun safe, be sure to get a dessicant to go inside your safe.

    I've got a couple of S/S guns. Love 'em. Still prefer blued/walnut.

    Leave a comment:


  • RJ Arena
    replied
    I remember back in the early 90's one of my favorite gun shops had a Colt Python that had such a beautiful bluing, deep rich color. all of my rifles with one obvious exception are blued, my hand guns, 50-50 blued, stainless and one alloy.

    Leave a comment:


  • 99explorer
    replied
    Come to think of it, a first generation (pre-war) nickel-plated Colt single action with genuine ivory grips would be a very desirable and expensive collectors' item, but mechanically and esthetically inferior to the modern Taurus clone.

    Leave a comment:


  • Safado
    replied
    For Rifles I prefer the deep blue of the Weatherby Mark V with beautiful wood although I have a few working rifles with matte blued finish that is very functional. I only like stainless in a rifle with a sythetic stock. I would like to own a Colt Python with the nickel plating but that would only apply to revolvers. I like my semi autos to have a matte blued finish.

    Leave a comment:


  • 99explorer
    replied
    Taurus makes a highly polished stainless steel finish they call "Sundance" that looks like nickel, and is very attractive on a single action revolver with synthetic ivory grips.
    Real nickel-plating is more expensive and more durable than blue.

    Leave a comment:


  • jhjimbo
    replied
    Blue has that traditional look on rifles and handguns. I have only one stainless steel rifle. There are a lot of different 'blue' finishes from the wafer thin finish on something like a NEF, to the deep luster of the action and bolt of a Weatherby Mk V. The pamphlet that came with my Mark V said there is 8 man hours in the bluing and polishing of the finish on the action and bolt handle.
    I think Browning also has some real nice blue finishes.
    Polished nickel or other bright finishes to me, are nice to look at and show up mostly in the movies IMO.

    Leave a comment:


  • RJ Arena
    replied
    I have S.S. and blued, I did once have a model 19 S&W that was nickel plated, she sure was pretty!

    Leave a comment:


  • Dcast
    replied
    I prefer S.S. for the same reasons as Carl stated. He also mentioned Black Chrome which I know Ruger refers to it as that, it's an option although I have not seen that on any shotgun or rifle but plenty of handguns. I would really like to see some of the shotguns and muzzle loaders with black chrome finish. On the other end,what ever coating I had on my 870 was as horrible as the guns was to me. If that thing looked out the window on a rainy day it would rust. I have to get a new insert for my gun case I kept it in because to keep it from rusting I had to wipe down with copious amounts of oil.

    Leave a comment:


  • Carl Huber
    replied
    JMHO Matte finished S/S is best. Nickel is attractive with the right grips [say Stag] on a hand gun. Deep blue is nice on a range gun. But keep it away from harsh weather and blood can spot/strip the finish. Colt came up with something I think they called Black Chrome that was attractive. The name might be wrong and I don't know how durable it was.

    Leave a comment:


  • FirstBubba
    replied
    Never did care for nickle/chrome plated firearms. They make sense, I just prefer blued.

    Leave a comment:

Welcome!

Collapse

Welcome to Field and Streams's Answers section. Here you will find hunting, fishing, and survival tips from the editors of Field and Stream, as well as recommendations from readers like yourself.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ for information on posting and navigating the forums.

And don't forget to check out the latest reviews on guns and outdoor gear on fieldandstream.com.

Right Rail 1

Collapse

Top Active Users

Collapse

There are no top active users.

Right Rail 2

Collapse

Latest Topics

Collapse

Right Rail 3

Collapse

Footer Ad

Collapse
Working...
X