K … so … I know that I usually admire the look that results from the form of hardening. And, my next step will be a consult with a local Smith that advertises the service. I’ve got a couple 20,000 foot questions that I hope will help me make a decision.
I just bought a Browning SA-22. I posted a picture of its good side in Newest Firearm. Not pictured there is the damaged bluing on the other side of the receiver.
First question: Is case coloring period correct for a 1965 Browning? This rifle has 2 years on me, so I dunno.
Second question:. Any clue how the engraved scrollwork on both sides of the receiver will respond to the process? I’m guessing it will either enhance the coloring or poop the whole project. I don’t recall seeing any work that is engraved and case colored.
Background: she’s a shooter and she’s staying that way. She’s just got that something extra that compels me to treat her like a lady. She is getting fit for a violin case I’ve been sitting on for a couple years now and she will be shooting partner to my 22lr 1911 (need to get busy building out the frame for my conversion slide; frame will need case color’d to match).
Side note: I left her laying next to her sister, the BL 22, and they hatched up a plan to bring another sister into the family. Yep, we’re hunting a T bolt.