This practical and precise guide to the chemical and heat coloring of all barrel steels and gun metals covers the earliest soft carbon methods to the latest rustless techniques--some 230 formulae in all. Also included are ways to remove rust, barrel finishes, and nickel plating by chemical means. Its a classic, comprehensive reference of interest to professional and amateur gunsmiths, restorers, collectors, and shooters alike. Timeless information in an easy-to-use format, Popular and little-known methods explained, Includes useful weights and measures charts, New foreword by Ned Schwing added. 5.5x8 inches; 160 pgs.
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