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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Chee-to, Jan 27, 2009.
Can anyone recommend someone who does hot salt bluing in the Salem, OR area ....TIA
From my understanding Hot Salt bluing has become a thing of the past as it is time consuming, a hazardous material with a low profit margin. You are probably going to have to expand your search nation wide to find someone who still does it.
Roger at Revelation Arms (Hillsboro/Aloha) still did it back in like '96, but times change.
I don't know what type of firearm you are refinishing, but KG Gunkote 2400 Gun Blue is a dead ringer for the old Hot Blue look and is much durable in the field.
My 2, 100ths of a dollar input.
I had my shotgun recently reblued using Beavercreek Gun Shop. The gunsmith, John Frost, took the gun apart, then sent it to his partner (in eastern Oregon I recall), that does the actual blueing, then sends it back to John to put it back together. The guy only reblues about once a month so it takes awhile. You can see a couple photos if you look in the "weapons discussion", subheading "rifles and shotgun" and look for the thread "41 Winchester Makeover".
Well, I found a great place right place right here in Salem, It's a small shop called, MLC Exotic Class III, (www.buygunshere) I had a M84 Beretta slide and barrel hot dipped, quick turn around and reasonable, plus they're beautiful !! It's really a neat place, class III, a nice selection of military type weapons, many types of new and used hand guns, rifles, and shotguns, and Mick the owner is a very knowledgeable and friendly guy........Thought I'd pass it on, not many of these places left.......:thumbup:
Thanks for the heads up. I will be sending him some business. Do you have a phone number for him? I tried your link and it wasn't working for whatever reason.
Don't know why the link didn't work for ya, seems fine now. Anyway here's some info. "MLC Exotic Class III" 503-370-8900, 1997 25th St. Salem, OR 97302 hope this helps Give Mick a call, the place is kinda hard to find, sorta hidden behind Big-K off Mission................