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    Posted: August/27/2013 at 21:06
For the most part I have stayed away from blued finishes, but I buddy has an older Colt that he wants to get rid of. So how much more care and maintenance is involved with a blued gun. Right now the finish is in very good condition.
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What older Colt?
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A 9mm 1911 from I believe the early 70s? But I would have to check.
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Keep it dry. Always wipe it down after handling to remove salts from your skin. You can use light oil or a paste wax. I have a Marlin blued rifle that is 93 years old and it looks almost like new. It has had a lot of shooting time too. Some blues last better than others. Like Browning, they tend to turn a plum color as they age. Some like it others don't. It does prove the authenticity of the finish. Colts have a good resistant color. The bluing is subject to wear more than some. Keep it in a box rather than a holster to reduce the rubbing off of the finish. Don't keep it it in a drawer where it will slide around a lot. I could keep it safe for you.  I like Colts. Thunbs Up
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Thanks 3_tens. That is a very nice offer. But I think I will be shooting it too often to send it to you. I always wanted a 5 inch 9mm 1911. And I have never shot a Colt that was not a shooter. Also is a silicon cloth okay to use to wipe it down? Also I am guessing that it will need to be cleaned immediately after firing.
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Personally, I stay away from silicone simply because if you ever wanted to get the gun re-blued, silicone is a real XXX!! to get rid of in order for the gunsmith to get the parts to take a blue.  

Also, WD 40.  Don't use that on a gun.  
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Originally posted by Son of Ed Son of Ed wrote:

Personally, I stay away from silicone simply because if you ever wanted to get the gun re-blued, silicone is a real XXX!! to get rid of in order for the gunsmith to get the parts to take a blue.  

Also, WD 40.  Don't use that on a gun.  


I have never had a problem getting it or anything off when re-bluing any gun.

Just keep the gun oiled as you would any other gun. nothing special about it.

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