Aging brass

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SemperFiHunter

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I am about to start building my first kit gun, a Pedersoli Kentucky Flint .50 caliber.
I want to dull/darken the brass parts.
Suggestions please.
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Pietro

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For most brass, if there's a clear lacquer finish atop the brass, it must first be removed - probably NP with kit brass that needs filing/finish-shaped.

I've darkened some brass by using a liquid cold blue solution, but the best way is to let it age naturally, like these guys"

 

Vaino

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Any of the cold blue solutions will age brass and I use 44/40. The brass is sanded w/ 320 grit paper, rubbed w/ 0000 steel wool and cleaned w/ alcohol. The blue after applying turns the brass black and then is rubbed back w/ 0000 steel wool until the desired aging is achieved. The Pbox shown is slightly aged. The only thing shiny on my LRs. are the bores.....Fred
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Art Caputo

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I’ve gotten excellent results with this. Same aging solution that was sold by Jim Kibler. Works on both brass and grey aging steel.
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