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Old 08-18-2011, 7:51 PM
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I am going to be ordering a muzzleloader build kit. It will be a Lyman .50 cal, Great plains Hawkens. I do mostly rebuilds and restorations of military and civilian. This rifle is going to be my own project. I have done cold blueing (Brownell's Oxpho-blu gel/liquid) and things have worked out great. On this type of rifle the barrel of that time was "brown." I have only looked at Brownell's and Midway catalogs so far and read a couple of reviews on some products. So, what is easy? What is best? I like to do things right the first time. Any suggestions would be a big help.
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Old 08-18-2011, 8:27 PM
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Check out Track of the Wolfhttp://http://www.trackofthewolf.com/Index.aspx,
and Pecatonica River Supplyhttp://www.longrifles-pr.com/index.shtml

for more chemicals and info.

Good luck and have fun with it. Put some pictures up when you get her done.
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I'm too lazy to look for it right now and my internet connection is slow at home. So, I'll just recommend the browning solution that comes in a white plastic bottle with a yellow label on it. I used it on my first kit back in '87 and it works great. Just remember that you want as humid as an enviornment as possible (like a heated box with a pan of water in it) and the more applications, the better.
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I'm too lazy to look for it right now and my internet connection is slow at home. So, I'll just recommend the browning solution that comes in a white plastic bottle with a yellow label on it. I used it on my first kit back in '87 and it works great. Just remember that you want as humid as an enviornment as possible (like a heated box with a pan of water in it) and the more applications, the better.
Sounds like you are discribing "Laurel Mountain Forge Barrel Brown." If so, that is what I am favoring at this point. Do you or anyone have any experiance with browning and if so what did you use?
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That's the stuff. I first used it in '87 to brown my first charcoal burner, a .54 LH TC Renegade Caplock kit which came all in white. At that time, the kit must have been at least 15 year old, new-old stock. IIRC, it does come with dirrections that are not hard to follow. I've got a couple old handguns kits around here that I need to work on. If you're local, maybe we could get together and set up a browning box when the time comes.
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That would be great CSACANNONEER but, I live up here in the S.F. Bay Area.
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