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    Today I took my new Marlin lever gun to Calverton for its first time. It was shooting a bit to the right so as the instruction book says to drift the rear sight to move bullet impact. The book also said to use a brass punch to do so but of course I didn't have one with me so I wrapped a couple layers of masking tape around a screwdriver would work fine, well I was wrong it didn't. It moved the sight ok but I put two small nicks on the barrel right next to the rear sight. It's no big deal but being a brand new rifle I'm pissed. I'd like to cold blue the two spots to prevent future rusting and hide the blemishes this dope did. Question is, what's s good brand of cold blue? I never used it before and don't know which one to go with. Thanks.
    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

    #2
    If they're just small I'd use the birch wood Casey paste, it'll be fine

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      #3
      Originally posted by Malaka View Post
      If they're just small I'd use the birch wood Casey paste, it'll be fine
      Yeah theyre little nicks only about 1/16". That paste, will it discolor the factory bluing if a little gets on it? I was hoping just to get something and apply with a tooth pick to just hit the bare metal and not have to worry about the factory blue.

      "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

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        #4
        I used a Birchwood Casey cold blue pen device. Masked the area around the scratch and it came out ok. I think a sharpie would have done just as well.

        https://ramseyoutdoor.com/hunting-sh...FVdahgodo_kKkA



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          #5
          Originally posted by C6NY View Post
          Today I took my new Marlin lever gun to Calverton for its first time . . . I put two small nicks on the barrel right next to the rear sight. It's no big deal but being a brand new rifle I'm pissed
          Sorry that the first time you used your new lever action was stressful.

          My rifles have plenty of nicks in the barrels and stocks

          I wish I could blame them all on use. However, many are from overcrowded safes.

          I now use rifle socks which seem to help.


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            #6
            Originally posted by SimpleMan View Post

            Sorry that the first time you used your new lever action was stressful.

            My rifles have plenty of nicks in the barrels and stocks

            I wish I could blame them all on use. However, many are from overcrowded safes.

            I now use rifle socks which seem to help.

            Pissed me off, it's like getting a door ding in a brand new car the first day you got it. Not the end of the world but annoying. I ordered a brass punch set today from midway and will be picking up a bottle of blue thus week. I refinished a nice walnut stock for my M1A a couple weeks ago and bought a sick for it to avoid safe damage and I'll be getting one for the Marlin as well. It hasn't even been in one of my safes yet. As of now it has been leaning against a dresser in the bedroom. It's so purty, I just like looking at it.
            On a side note, we went to see Skynyrd last night at Jones Beach. They brought the A game.
            "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

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              #7
              Originally posted by C6NY View Post
              Pissed me off, it's like getting a door ding in a brand new car the first day you got it. Not the end of the world but annoying. I ordered a brass punch set today from midway and will be picking up a bottle of blue thus week. I refinished a nice walnut stock for my M1A a couple weeks ago and bought a sick for it to avoid safe damage and I'll be getting one for the Marlin as well. It hasn't even been in one of my safes yet. As of now it has been leaning against a dresser in the bedroom. It's so purty, I just like looking at it.
              On a side note, we went to see Skynyrd last night at Jones Beach. They brought the A game.
              Looking forward to hearing about better days with the mistress.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Grifhunter View Post
                I used a Birchwood Casey cold blue pen device. Masked the area around the scratch and it came out ok. I think a sharpie would have done just as well.

                https://ramseyoutdoor.com/hunting-sh...FVdahgodo_kKkA



                I picked up the Presto gun Blue Pen yesterday at Suffolk Sportsman, figured for $5 what the hell give it a go. I cleaned the barrel and sight with acetone and hit it with the pen. About 3o seconds later after it Letting take effect
                and neutralizing it I couldn't even make out that it was scratched previously. My eyes aren't what they were but I thought it came out very nice. When the wife got home I had her go over it with her younger/better eyes and she said it looks great. We'll see if it holds up. Since it's a chemical reaction and not just a coloring I'm guessing it will last. Did yours stand the
                test of time?
                "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

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                • Grifhunter
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                  Yeah, but I can make out the difference in shading, for no other reason than I know where the scratch is and my eye finds it. But I think the pens do a decent job for covering an "oops". Cheaper than a complete re-blue.

                #9
                i stopped trying to keep them pristine, if you are going shoot them. but i feel for you i changed my front sights on my cz and scratched the slide a bit.

                when i bought my brand new 1911 colt managed to get a very lite idiot scratch on it first time i took it apart and put it together.

                also it was the first time i put a 1911 together.

                sometimes trying to repair it makes it worse be careful
                let's make america great again

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                  #10
                  2 things.... first ... most spent cases are made of brass... you could use them in a pinch between the sight and hammer.... also ... Kleen Bore Black Magic

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                    #11
                    Originally posted by crashguy View Post
                    2 things.... first ... most spent cases are made of brass... you could use them in a pinch between the sight and hammer.... also ... Kleen Bore Black Magic
                    After I tried the taped screwdriver with no success I did use a casing but it to was not a good tool for the job and I stopped at that point. I got it closer to zero but figured I'd wait till I got the proper equipment. The rear sights on the 336 are stiff and not much purchase area to get a good( safe) strike on the sight. Thanks for the tips.
                    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

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                      #12
                      I use the Brownells gel- works great

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