How hard is it to ceracoke an old gun?

How hard is it to ceracoke an old gun? I have a 1924 Colt 1911 and an early 1900s (no serial number so can't tell when it was made) Marlin M1894C from my dad, but both are pretty beat up safe queens. There is almost no bluing left on the 1911, if that's what's actually there. Hard to tell. I think this actually looks really good, and wakes old guns up for service again as well.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can even give it a teased finish.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      hideous

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that looks like shit. you are a moron

      https://i.imgur.com/kSE57mU.jpeg

      How hard is it to ceracoke an old gun? I have a 1924 Colt 1911 and an early 1900s (no serial number so can't tell when it was made) Marlin M1894C from my dad, but both are pretty beat up safe queens. There is almost no bluing left on the 1911, if that's what's actually there. Hard to tell. I think this actually looks really good, and wakes old guns up for service again as well.

      these also look like shit

      https://i.imgur.com/8gebV1a.jpeg

      Stop holding onto your nostalgia, there's millions of them.
      [...]
      Blueing is very old school and doesn't hold up well to holster wear. Most modern service guns are plastic or bead blasted metal anyway.
      [...]
      I'm 100% dead serious. You can make it black if you want, matte black actually looks really good to me.

      that doesn't look as bad but not great

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any reason you don't want to just have them reblued?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Send it somewhere to get reblued instead. Cerakote on old guns looks awful.

      I like the look! And it's much longer lasting than blueing.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I like the look!
        Grim

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You should have someone else with better taste make these decisions for you, since you have none.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Its so over

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Send it somewhere to get reblued instead. Cerakote on old guns looks awful.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you don't have a beadblaster, you aren't cerakoting anything. You can use Duracoat yourself at home, but that's kinda ghetto.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd be paying someone to do it.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Looks like a low poly Team Fortress 2 model

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my gunshop does it for like, 130 bucks.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    idk about ceracoke but my buddy restores milsurp and blues stuff in his backyard (in the fricking 'burbs) and it comes out soooo good. Seemingly minimal effort gives you an end result that is approaching factory new.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I dont want factory new I want modern finishing.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I dont want factory new I want modern finishing.
        this has to be trolling.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >cerakoting Nickel Single Action Armys

    LOL what a fricking dumb shit

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Stop holding onto your nostalgia, there's millions of them.

      https://i.imgur.com/NdldqVK.jpeg

      >1924 Colt
      >cerakote it
      what in the actual frick is wrong with you? have trumbull's reblue it, or leave it the frick alone. Jesus fricking Christ, you better be trolling.

      Blueing is very old school and doesn't hold up well to holster wear. Most modern service guns are plastic or bead blasted metal anyway.

      https://i.imgur.com/gRUHUmL.jpeg

      >I dont want factory new I want modern finishing.
      this has to be trolling.

      I'm 100% dead serious. You can make it black if you want, matte black actually looks really good to me.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Millions
        Yeah okay sure bucko

        >"357,859 produced between 1873 and 1940"

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Blueing is very old school and doesn't hold up well to holster wear.

        This is good thing, worn blued guns look awesome.

        >Most modern service guns are plastic or bead blasted metal anyway.

        Yeah because the EPA made traditional finishing methods hard as frick to do and made disposal a total pain in the ass.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Yeah because the EPA made traditional finishing methods hard as frick to do and made disposal a total pain in the ass
          Not to mention they're more expensive to apply. People don't want that these days. Everybody wants cheap cheap cheap.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >nooooo you have to pay $300 for blueing instead of less for something that will hold up significantly longer nooooo you must consuuuuuuuummmmmeeeee

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Blueing is very old school and doesn't hold up well to holster wear.
        this is bullshit. Ruger is the only company that does decent factory bluing now, the rest are all terrible and that's why it doesn't last. Turnbull does great work, and it will last.
        >Most modern service guns are plastic or bead blasted metal anyway.
        what does this mean to you, exactly? bluing is best applied over a high grit polish. it doesn't mean it can't be done on those guns. it means they're cheap and lazy.
        >I'm 100% dead serious. You can make it black if you want, matte black actually looks really good to me.
        then parkerize them, you dumbass. any paint on finish is shit on it's own unless that's under it regardless. I guarantee even if you actually think you want what you're saying, you'll be disappointed for this reason.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Isn't Standard Manufacturing's bluing also regarded as pretty good? Granted people who buy their SAA's, 1911's, and Woodsman clones typically treat them like delicate safe queens so kinda hard to be certain.

          Any reason you don't want to just have them reblued?

          It's a bait thread anon... Or at least I hope it is anyway.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that looks like dogshit

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Stop holding onto your nostalgia, there's millions of them.
        Leave the antiques alone Bubba, can't you can just cerakote a reproduction Uberti spaghetti SAA instead?

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >1924 Colt
    >cerakote it
    what in the actual frick is wrong with you? have trumbull's reblue it, or leave it the frick alone. Jesus fricking Christ, you better be trolling.

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