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Kirk Potter 02-22-2019 08:07 AM

Damascus refinishing
 
Who’s the go to for Damascus refinishing? I know Bachelders seems to have quite a wait these days.

Harry Collins 02-22-2019 09:11 AM

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I'm still trying to get a good black white finish. I've been sidelined by preparations to sell the farm. Too many heirs that don't live here to enjoy it.

The following is about as far as I have gotten.

Dean Romig 02-22-2019 10:09 AM

You're getting there Harry. Looks like a few more iterations are needed.




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keavin nelson 02-22-2019 12:48 PM

Which is more correct for a Parker, the black or brown finish.

BTW, these look pretty good Harry.

Eric Eis 02-22-2019 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by keavin nelson (Post 266768)
Which is more correct for a Parker, the black or brown finish.

BTW, these look pretty good Harry.

Black and white

Harry those barrels look very nice

Bill Murphy 02-24-2019 03:39 AM

I would be happy with Harry's results. I hope he will let us know when he is taking on some work.

Dean Freeman 04-16-2019 06:42 AM

How is black achieved vs brown when undergoing the process? Also, does re-browning bbls fall under the dreaded question of restoration, or is that reserved for refinishing wood and re-color case hardening. Definitely don't want to poke the hornets nest, just interested as I have a refinished Parker and holy cow is it beautiful to look at. I would not be lying if I said I wish all my barrels could be so nice.

Best,
Dean

Dean Romig 04-16-2019 07:04 AM

Dean - you’re in this Parker collecting for yourself, not to please others. They’re your guns. There are different levels of tastefully bringing out their original beauty and you can go as far as you wish. On your guns that are in higher condition, you may choose to leave them as they are and just clean them up a bit... but again, they’re your guns.





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Jay Gardner 04-16-2019 08:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Kirk Potter (Post 266736)
Who’s the go to for Damascus refinishing? I know Bachelders seems to have quite a wait these days.

A top gunsmith once told me that I had three options:I could have it cheap; I could have it fast; or, could have it done right, but I had to pick one.

Bachelder is known for the quality and consistency of the results and to my knowledge, no one comes close to matching the original finish. Why take a chance with another shop in order to have your barrels back a couple months earlier?

Drew Hause 04-16-2019 08:48 AM

re: damascus coloring
Tom Flanigan's damascus re-finish tutorial is here, using logwood (tannin and iron mordants)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...z_9HMDdv4/edit

Vintage coloring techniques are here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...g51u_SnEM/edit


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