The FAL Files  

Go Back   The FAL Files > Weapons Discussion > Gunsmithing & Build It Yourself

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old February 24, 2018, 08:51   #1
ByronF
Registered
 
ByronF's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 630
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: PA
Posts: 4,041
Rust Brown Process

I used Birchwood Casey plum brown on a muzzleloader years ago. Came out nice and was fast but heating the parts was a hassle. Anyone have personal experience with LAurel Mountain formula or others?
ByronF is online now   Reply With Quote
Old February 24, 2018, 09:20   #2
munchoman
Senior Member
Bronze Contributor
 
FALaholic #: 21848
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 795
I've only used, Wahkon Bay Tru-Brown, and have been very please with the results.
Theirs lots of ways to brown barrels i would think.
In the winter I used a box with heat lamp. In the summer when its hot and humid, just the box, and card often, it will rust pretty fast. I wipe the barrel with the acid and also leave the rag in the box, the vapor will also give it a nice even finish.
I've added water to a rag in the box, and the barrel came out red, like a new penny, leave the box dry and the barrel will be dark brown

http://www.muzzleloaderbuilderssupply.com/

Last edited by munchoman; February 24, 2018 at 09:26.
munchoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24, 2018, 13:16   #3
pierre
Registered
 
FALaholic #: 23206
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 186
I've used both methods-Plum Brown and Wahkan Tru-Brown (aqua fortis) to brown muzzle loader barrels, lock parts and other iron furniture. Rust brown was by far the easiest. I degreased the metal, wiped it down with a slightly diluted solution of the Tru-Brown and set it outside in the humid summer air overnight. Two or three days was plenty of time, with a light go over with fine steel wool after exposures to take off any large rust particles. I then neutralized any residual acid with a baking soda solution and oiled the metal. Very pleased with the results. The aqua fortis also makes an excellent traditional stain for gunstocks.
pierre is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:28.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
©1998-2018 The FAL Files