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    Talking Re-bluing of my Sig P6/P225!

    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.

    Items used:
    - 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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danman View Post
    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.

    Items used:
    - 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?
    I do not believe they use white lithium grease on weapons from any manufacture. I think it would be dark colored or a bronze looking grease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank74 View Post
    I do not believe they use white lithium grease on weapons from any manufacture. I think it would be dark colored or a bronze looking grease.
    When I picked it up today from Brice, it was completely covered in some kind of brownish grease. After a good cleaning, it's all gone, however with some remants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danman View Post
    When I picked it up today from Brice, it was completely covered in some kind of brownish grease. After a good cleaning, it's all gone, however with some remants.

    Cosmoline most likey, since it is a military/police weapon they always cover them in that for long storage purposes. Doesn't mean it was new, but who cares as long as it looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank74 View Post
    Cosmoline most likey, since it is a military/police weapon they always cover them in that for long storage purposes. Doesn't mean it was new, but who cares as long as it looks good.
    Who knows, the stuff came off like butter. I don't think it's new, but it may of had a few rounds through it. Comparing it to other P6's I've seen, this was in superb condition. Here's a pic from what JG Sales has right now.


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    $369 is a fair price. they say they quantities are drying up but who knows.
    mine is in good condition but i think i might coat it. im trying to talk VZ into doing some grips for them.
    have you done any springs ? i got the light hammer spring and heavy recoil spring. shoots like a dream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RACER1269 View Post
    $369 is a fair price. they say they quantities are drying up but who knows.
    mine is in good condition but i think i might coat it. im trying to talk VZ into doing some grips for them.
    have you done any springs ? i got the light hammer spring and heavy recoil spring. shoots like a dream.
    Nope, but I need to look into it for my older one! The springs on the new one are very tight.

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