Damascus barrels

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  1. type44

    type44 Happy to be here

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    Hello Friends. Haven't posted much here yet, but should be known from the other forum.

    I've been slow rust bluing for a couple of years now, and have started doing damascus barrels. Thought I'd share. Feel free to get in touch if you need that kind of thing done. Thanks.

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    Man, that sure looks good. Almost bought a 1911 with damascus slide once.
     
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    type44 Happy to be here

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    Here's another set that were finished last month. Chainlink variety from an L.C. Smith.

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    Here's the underside of the same barrel. It's really cool when the rib is a different type of damascus than the tubes.

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    Beautiful work!
     
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    Thank you very much.
     
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    type44 Happy to be here

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    Finished this set last night. 1902 Lefever G Grade 12ga, which will likely be for sale here shortly. What I need to sort out is getting the steel portion brighter. There's plenty of black oxide built up in the crolle, so if the white (steel) were brighter the contrast would be more striking. Having better lighting for pictures will help too. They always look better in person.

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