gun won't be 100% finished until this time next year. Next semester in class I will make a stock for it and then next summer I will blue the gun.
Question for everyone. Do you all feel a matte finish on the stock and a matte blue is the way to go on this gun since it will be on in the sun and a high polish blue could reflect some of the sunlight or do you feel it isn't a big deal?
Hi again Parsons,
High polish gun stocks and mirror-shiny blue gun metal, THANKFULLY went out of style with disco dancing, bell-bottom pants, gold chains on hairy chests and girly hair on men.
I envy you for being able to build rifles.
now VD (unfortunate set of capitals to shorten to ,but been dying to do it ) nothing wrong with the mid 1970s to the end of 80s !!! just cant remember them ....bit of a blur , but apparently had a good time . the finish i would go for is (not sure of the fancy terms) the one used by Rigbys, H&H etc . if you have a nice piece of wood show it off, and to compliment it dont matt the metal work. and totally agree with velo about the building part
You are correct that VD is the common abbreviation for "Venereal Disease".
However, you obviously don't have the slightest clue that your initials are the equally common abbreviation for "Sexually Transmitted".
Spending too much time worrying about what your fantasy ball game "heros" are up to, and not enough time reading about the huge wide world around you or what?
The "fancy term" is Rust Blue if referring to metal and Hand Rubbed Oil Finish if referring to the walnut.
Blasted shame the instructor is forcing the students to high-polish blue a project.
Oh well, I guess I am not an instructor there and so should keep my big snout out of it.
Hopefully you are not offended by my counter-punches.
I meant them in the same context that you meant your unsolicited sucker-punch (all in good fun I'm sure).
I like you.
You are a funny guy.
Take a poke at me any time, it keeps me from getting soft.
VD we have to blue seven guns and they require one high polish just so that we do know how to do it incase a customer ever requests it. It also takes much more work to do than matte as we have to sand out all the pits and not just put the gun in a blasting cabinet and drop it in the tank. Are they our guns and should be able to do whatever I want with them? Yes but i do semi understand learning the different ways and not allowing just an easy blast and submerge with all the guns.
VD quick off the mark there!! but ST could stand for sexually transmitted pleasure as well . its just as well there was no D in my moniker or then you could have nailed it!! no beer/cheers smileys................things aint what they used to be on the smiley front...
ps i have only watched one game as it was england and i was in the nightclub in our place to see how it went with the people watching, couldnt tell you any other match results......mr brickburn is more into it than me i think
Yes we rust blue one gun I believe VD. Haven't seen anyone in the second year do it yet though so I may be wrong. I will ask about it in class today. Got an email confirming my gun did get delivered today so I will have it in a couple hours.
With a name like STVD I am afraid of what kind of salty liquids people would think we are bluing their guns with.
But STVD & P Blue jobs does have a nice ring to it.