M39's with plum barrel

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by jmeck, May 24, 2008.

  1. jmeck

    jmeck Scope mount mfgr. Forum Contributor

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    I have seen several of the finn m39s on the net with plum colored
    bluing.Do any of you guys know how the Finns got their bluing to
    turn out that color? Does anybody make and sell plum colored bluing?
     
  2. toolman

    toolman Resident Sasquatch Forum Contributor

    Those are generally referred to as B-barrels. Supposedly, the Belgians used a higher grade of steel that didn't take the bluing as well as the others, resulting in a purplish\plum color. I know of no actual plum-colored bluing, but there may be some way to acheive it.
     

  3. Sportsmans Guide sells plum blueing.

    I used to use this to make the kit black powder guns look antique.
    You put the blueing on the metal then run a propane torch with a feather or fan tip on it over the blueing. This makes the blue a plum or multi color.
     
  4. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    You gotta love that plum color!
     
  5. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

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    It is Plum Perty !!!!!
     
  6. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

  7. +1 to all the above.
     
  8. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    I wish I could find a plum long gun.
     
  9. Here is a bttl of plum.

    Also I dont know if I made myself clear but you can take regular blueing and put it on then heat it and it truns a plum or antique color. I would try it on a steel rod or scrap piece of metal to get the hang of it first.
     

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  10. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    It might be cool to do a M91/30 that way !!
     
  11. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I think you're "plum" crazy!:09:
     
  12. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

  13. Grumpus

    Grumpus Curmudgeon Emeritus NRA Life Member

    Of course, if you're not plum loco, you can also Dura Coat it with their new heat-resistant paint. I can see it now: A laminated M44 with the stock stripped, redone in MinWax chartreuse stain with PolyMinWax over it, and a sweet fuschia Dura Coat barrel extending out of a lilac receiver....

    Somebody hand me a bucket... I'm getting really sick...
     
  14. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    Settle down TWM !! A "plummed" Mosin, OK. A Tutti-Fruitti Mosin, Yech !!
     
  15. kerriganm49

    kerriganm49 G&G Newbie

    M39s and M91 with Plum Colored Barrels

    When I purchased my M91 (years ago now 1998) I was told that the higher Quality steel from Belgum had some nickel content, and that was why they took on the Plum color. I may be wrong, But I took a nickel (5 cent) and took some cold bluing to it, and low and behold, I got a Plumish color from it? Could this be true, are/is there some nickel content in these B-Barrel? I'm not into Metals and there properties and such, so I don't have the answer.
    But, I still love my Mosins!!!!
     
  16. I would keep a look out for the secret service as you have altered the currency of the realm.:09:

    Probably makes for a purdy nickle though.
     
  17. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    Uh-oh here comes the Man!! You are right, according to most kerr.
     
  18. They did have a good amount of nickel in that steel. You will find parts on the Finnish mosins with that coloring too.
     
  19. Grumpus

    Grumpus Curmudgeon Emeritus NRA Life Member

    Sorry! I guess I was just looking at all the purty colors on Geo's Natalia and got carried away...

    If I ever come up with a tutti-fruitti Mosin, I guess I need to be carried away...

    Almost as bad as:
    [​IMG]
     
  20. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    RGRWJB- We are talking about the Finns.
    TWM- What the heck is that?