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I made an impulse purchase from a Pawn shop in Norman (OK), it was a Mk II in .22LR, and after tax it was a whopping $60, and on the same day I got a Bushnell Banner 3-9 for $20 at a different pawn shop.

It shoots pretty good, I was shooting eggs at 50 yards.  Being of the old Savage era, it had the old sucky trigger.  But other than that I am pleased with my $80 (plus tax) purchase.

Buuuuuuut, I would like to do something about metal.  The barrel and action have seen better days.  I am considering using the 3 in 1 kit from Wonder Blue.

This has to be a DIY job, I kinda piddled away any disposable income on the Mauser project.  So I would appreciate any tips, hints or suggeasions.

Thanks, Jon
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I went down this path when I first started shooting...if you don't know what you are doing it can get pretty ugly...I tried it on an old Winchester 94 and it turned out horrible...IMHO cold blueing is only for touch ups...save up and get it professionally hot blued.
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Super Blue from Birchwood Casey is about as good as it gets cold blue wise. Use a degreaser, and treat the steel with denatured alcohol. You will have to put several coats on it. Once you can look at the steel in the sun light and it doesn't have a brownish undertone to it you are there. Make sure to follow the directions they give you. I have three rifles that have been reblued using this method, and all are doing great.
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  Do yourself a favor, get a can of duracoat(pick your color) and spray it rattle can style. Works best if you can bake the finish but will work just fine without baking. Very durable and lasting finish, I did my 45 colt slide and it has held up for about 2 years.
 I think it is ok to mention dealers so here goes-Midway, Brownells and duracoat themselves(Ithink).
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+1 on the Duracoat. I have re-blued my Dads old double barreled Ranger 2-3 times.(over the last 30 Yrs) The cold blue wears off real quick if you hunt much with it. Properly prepared the Duracoat stays on well.
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The Duracoat has appeal, but I do not own an airbrush, or anything like it. 

ALL my gun tools, in any way/shape/form are still in Germany.  And I am sure that I shouldn't brush it on!

And the future ex ain't gonna mail me squat!
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 It comes in a rattle can. I bought mine from Midway.
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Ah....cool!  I'll scroll down the list further this time.

What was the drying time on that for the metal parts?
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    If you do the oven curing 30-45 minutes, if air dry over night.
 
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