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Metal Prep, Color Case Hardening, Finish Repair, Wildfire Tornado

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Wildland Fire Preparedness
Wildland Fire Preparedness

Wildfire! The word conjures up visions of Smokey the Bear, firefighters scrambling around the forest with chainsaws, specialized aircraft, huge plumes of flame, and the charred remains of mighty trees.

Tornado Preparedness
Tornado Preparedness

A tornado, also known as a "twister" or a "cyclone," is a violent rotating column of air in the shape of a funnel that extends from the base of a thunderstorm to the ground.

Fairtrimmers Finishing Guide
Fairtrimmers Finishing Guide

Basic Application Instructions for New or Stripped Clean & Dry Wood

Brownells Surface Hardening Compound
Brownells Surface Hardening Compound

Instructions for Brownells Surface Hardening Compound

Cold Bluing Touch-Ups
Cold Bluing Touch-Ups

I recently purchased a Remington 870 at a local gun show. It had been well maintained, but with every gun that sees a lot of use, there were some wear marks and imperfections that detracted from its appearance.

Color Case Hardening
Color Case Hardening

The process of adding carbon to the surface of mild steel or iron as a means of making it harder has been with us for a very long time, at least for a thousand years.

Dicro-Clean No. 909`
Dicro-Clean No. 909`

Dicro-Clean No. 909 is designed for use by the gunsmith to properly clean firearms prior to the bluing or parkerizing operation. It may be used in any welded steel tank, heated by gas burners, steam coils or electric heat element immersion units.

Buffing Wheel Rake
Buffing Wheel Rake

This heavy duty, industrial quality tool is designed to quickly and easily true the face of muslin or felt buffing wheels. The Wheel Rake can be used either in the initial preparation of the wheel face prior to the application of polish, or later to remove any imperfections or uneven worn areas.

Room Temperature Nickel Stripper
Room Temperature Nickel Stripper

Brownells Room Temperature Nickel Stripper is an immersion-process chemical stripper developed to remove both electrolytic and electroless nickel plating from steel, copper, and copper alloys. The process is safe, simple, and requires no heat, agitation, or electrical hookups.

Sand Blast Tape
Sand Blast Tape

Coarse, matte finishes have become popular for tactical and utility firearms because they require less attention to external wear and are fast and easy to produce using high-pressure (100+ psi) abrasive blasting. The combination of coarse grit and higher pressures requires increased protection to prevent unwanted abrasive damage.

A Gunsmith’s Guide to Metal Prep for Baking and Bluing
A Gunsmith’s Guide to Metal Prep for Baking and Bluing

Prior to bluing or the application of a bake on coating, a steel surface must be properly prepared. In either case, at a minimum the work piece must be thoroughly and completely degreased.