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Old 02-01-2020, 08:36 PM
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The thing that killed bluing was EPA rules.

Originally Posted by RickB View Post
A disappearing art, bluing.
I've been trying to find someone locally to blue a gun, not wanting to add $100 shipping to the price of the work, and finally found someone, about two hours away.
Seemed like bluing was a bread-and-butter of every gunsmith, in the past.
Rules for the disposal of the chemicals used in the process are pretty onerous, as they should be. I knew a guy years ago that blued guns and it was disgraceful, the method by which he disposed of his used chemicals.
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