TO: NRA School Participants
FROM: Lassen Community College NRA Gunsmithing Schools
SUBJECT: GSS 134 Caustic blueing
WELCOME TO THE NRA SCHOOL FOR CAUSTIC BLUEING!
I would suggest guns for blueing that include one very inexpensive
shotgun or rifle for the first job. Bring one or two more as you
see fit (it may be best to bring more than you think you can do so
you don't run out of work).
If you select a double gun for caustic blueing it should be silver
solder type and not soft soldered together, as they will separate
when caustic blued. Please no aluminum framed firearms. Remember
that a firearm loses much of its collectors value by being reblued.
The school provides buffers, belt sanders, benches (which you may
lock with your own padlock) and vises. We also have all the blueing
equipment needed. Please arrange to bring the hand tools on the
attached list to the school with you. Safety glasses with sideshields
or goggles are required items in the blueing room and while using the
buffers and grinders.
Live ammo is not permitted in the classrooms or the lab.
You may wish to test fire your gun after this process, so bring the
appropriate ammo and keep it in your car.
We look forward to an enjoyable and productive school.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS LIST
Safety glasses with solid sidesheilds (AZSI Z87)
Rubber gloves (heavy black rubber)
Ballpeen hammer- 2 oz or 4 oz.
Plastic or rawhide mallet
1 Set pin punches
5 Assorted screwdrivers to fit firearms you bring
Gun cleaning kit
10 Inch fine cut flat file (with handle)
10 Inch half round fine cut file (with handle)
1 Each 6 inch length of 1/4 steel and drill rod
1 Each 6 inch length of 1/2 steel and drill rod
2 Each 1 inch sanding belts (220 and 320 grit) 42 inches
5 Each sandpaper (220, 320 grit wet and dry )
5 Shop rags
One roll of paper towels
Small parts basket- mild steel or stainless steel
Small bottle vinegar