flint pistol finished, maybe?

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  1. Aug 6, 2019 #1

    old ugly

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    I have asked questions and put photos in other forum sections as I was building this pistol. and thanks to all that helped.
    so here is what it ended up like.
    it has a sawed off rifle barrel (10" 45cal), old reworked Clarke rifle lock I managed to salvage, maple stock blank and pcs from TOW.
    the tru-oil looks a bit shiny so I may rub it back.
    OU
    tom
     

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    Blogman

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    I really like it.
     
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    DOUBLEDEUCE 1

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    It looks pretty dang good ! :cool:
     
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    zimmerstutzen

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    Very nice indeed. I just finished gathering parts for a pistol build. The only thing I intend to do that is different than most builds is to file the barrel flats so that the first 1/4 of the length is Octagon and then the next 1/4 of the barrel will go from octagon to 16 sides. the next quarter of the barrel from 16 to 32 and then finish round the last 1/4 of the barrel. It really does not shave much weight off the barrel, but makes it look a little more stream lined and also a bit more like hand forged. Then I want to apply an etched false Damascus grain look to the barrel surface. I have seen vinegar and burlap wrap twisted around the barrel produce such an effect.
     
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    old ugly

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    I did the fake damaskus look on a rifle barrel once. Plugged the barrel end, wrapped it with thick knitting yarn and soaked it with vinegar. Not quite sure how long I left it but i Seem to recall it being a couple of days.
    It etched a nice pattern but when I did the finish, the finish was still a uniform colour and not really like a multi coloured Damascus look. Maybe there is a different brown finish a person could use?
    The etch is still on that barrel 8 years later.
     
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    zimmerstutzen

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    hot brown, slow rust or cold brown??
     
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    I did a fake Damascus barrel a long time ago. I loosely wrapped the barrel with string, and painted the string with bluing. I did that a couple of times. I also used a fine paint brush to add stripes of bluing where the string didn’t give me the effect I was hoping for. The bluing was applied in various coats so the depth of color also varied. Then I applied a browning solution with the fine paint brush. The barrel was rubbed down between coats of the coloring solutions. Lastly, I finished the barrel with coat or two browning solution. I used a propane torch at times to speed, or set the coloring. The barrel was rubbed out with an old piece of denim from worn blue jeans. It has held up pretty well now for forty years. It still fools some people. :cool:
     
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    NW Territory Woodsman

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    Good lookin pistol O.U!
    Wouldn't mind if I had a pistol like that in my kit.
    NWT Woodsman
     
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    VEEEERY nice, Sir. I'd be most proud to carry and use it.
     
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    Very nice lines, well proportioned stock Tom, Nice Work!
     
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    That's a great looking pistol and I like it.
     
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    Jim Evans

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    Nice, how many coats of tru-oil did you use?
     
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    Great looking pistol!
     

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