When reading about a weapon and it says blue...does that mean that it is used? I am a novice and really not sure about this matter
I have only heard of the sdjective blue refereing to the finish put on the metal of the firearm. THere is Blueing, which makes the finish look black, there is stainless steel that makes the finish look shiny, there is nickel plated that makes the finish look shiny. There might be others, but I am in a hurry to leave work. Greasypaws might be a good resource for your question.
thanks...I think its blue steel which makes it look black...I was checking out taurus and I saw it numerous times and was just wondering
you'll hear the term blue matted finish allot. what is nice about it is it cuts down on the glare.
ok,bluing is known as hot bluing,the metal parts(steel not aluminum)are degreased then put into a caustic soda solution (caustic soda and distilled water) for 25 to 30 minutes at a temperature of 290 to 300 degrees the soda creates a coloring in the steel that is a bluish/black color depending upon metal ingredients that is 2 to 2 1/2 thousands of an inch thick.it is essentially corrosion!like rust but it leaves behind color and doesn't pit the metal.a matte blue finish is when the metal is lightly sand or bead blasted for a light texture then hot blued,same color but matte due to the rough texture imprinted in the metal.cold bluing is a chemical solution put on scratches and such that colors the bare metal for color.it is not as durable or nice of a finish as hot blue but works for repairs.i can suggest a brand of cold blue for those of you that wanna clean up your old guns not to mention i know how to remove rust the proper way.for questions messsage me.
have you guys ever seen a blue steel revolver? I think S&W used to make them. I used to love them, but i think scratch easy, and I'm not sure how well the finish hold up.
most bluing is fairly easy to scratch,the reason it is used is it adds corrosion resistance to steel(rust or iron oxide for die hards)and it is inexpensive to do to metal parts
Most handguns that are tru-blued will hold up just as good as stainless steel, but with a little more care. Revolvers come in blued finish, 1911's also come in blue finish too. If you find a quailty handgun in blue they look real nice and are good looking. CZ's have some of there nines in high gloss blue and look real nice.
im not talking about bluing or a blue finish, i talking about blue steel like this without the gold and pearl grips.
reaper,it is still hot bluing just with titanium and the right metal finish it looks like that.very sweet!
greasypaws is right. that's a titanium finish. It's still durable as steel.Kinda like a nickle finish on a revolver. You still have to add a little bit more care than standard blue or stainless steel. Carbon steel would be the right choice of words, but it does look nice on that taurus.
Colt Python has the best bluing I have seen. What a luster.
The Blued finish on the Colt Python is legendary. Deep blue with a depth and luster that is unmatched.
They actually make training guns that are literally the color blue as well as red. Sometimes even starter guns are like that. I find it depressing as it's taunting to see the price and find out that not only is it not upholsterd with smurf skin, but that it's also non-functioning.