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Default Refinishing a rifle barrel (Mosin Nagant 91/30)

I hate to "beat a dead horse" but I am very new to "gunsmithing" or anything to do with guns at all other than shooting them. I have a mosin nagant 91/30 that I am trying to "refinish" the barrel and reciever on, and am completely lost.

I have heard of several ways of refinishing but cannot seem to find the "right one" I have heard of parkerizing, bluing (hot and cold), duracoating, painting, and even powder coating...

What I need to know is which of these will provide a durable, descent finish with minimal upkeep and minimal resources to complete.

I am limited to the equipment needed to complete this project, as I live in an apartment.

P.S. To those who adventure to offer advice on this topic, please if at all possible break down the procedure so that a "rifle refinisher for dummies" can understand. Thank you so much for your time and knowledge
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Old 09-28-2010, 2:53 PM
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I used Precision Brand tool black for my Mosin. I wasn't particularly worried about maintaining an original finish, and this product was available to me at work. It's simple to apply, wipe on, wipe off.
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I'd recommend Parkerizing (phophatizing). Easy to do, easy to maintain. Cheap to have done if your local to a CG'er with the stuff or visit an AK Build Party.

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Old 09-28-2010, 8:44 PM
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If you are going to use cold blue try Shooter Solutions Rugged Gun Blue

or Blue Wonder Gun Blue

Both of those products are "warm bluing" methods that can be used in an apartment.

But better than cold blue is rust blue, which can also be done in an apartment. It is more labor-intensive than cold bluing but it is a better finish. See and

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