So, I got a can of the Birchwood Casey Gun Blue oil. I have had a Sig P6 that was well worn with some holster wear. Well, I decided to try the DIY re-blue method to see how it turns out.
Before shots of the slide:
As you can see, it had some scratches and such.
- Birchwood Casey Gun Blue Oil
- 3M Finishing Pad (Replaces Steel Wool #10)
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Lots and lots of cotton swabs/patches
Steps taken as directed:
1. Cleaned the slide with gun scrubber, then started using alcohol.
2. Used the pad and buffed lightly on the areas to clean off the gunk.
3. Cleaned again (A bunch of grime came off this time)
4. Placed cotton swabs on bottle of gun blue and tipped it to get a decent soak.
5. Went to town on it, rubbing it on all over it. let it sit for 30 seconds.
6. Poured cold water over and it dried.
I repeated steps 2 to 6 about five times. Here's the after pics.
Overall, I'm pretty happy. It's not perfect, but looks a lot better. For the first time trying this out, I can't complain.
Now onto some more Sig pics! Long story short, I was able to get one of the finest specimens of P6's I've ever seen this past week. I don't believe this was carried and looks brand new. Date code on the new one is 09/01 while my other one is 11/80. On top of that, this was cheaper than my first one.
Here with it's older re-finished brother:
Can anyone identify this? I believe this is the factory grease, correct?