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I have a mauser sporter with engraved receiver, triggerguard, and floorplate german game scene (roe deer), but whole rifle has been re-blued at some point. I would like the engraving to be gray or silver with the background dark. I don't know how to explain , maybe another way to put it the high points gray, low points dark. I have heard of using grout cleaner and other acids but don't want to etch or pit the metal, any advice?


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Posts: 522 | Registered: 09 November 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Mike, sorry I didn't see this earlier.

I think you want a french grey finish. And maybe you want the engraving inked and baked. French Gray can be done a couple of different ways, IIRC.

Here's a thread:

https://engraverscafe.com/thre...-gray-techniques.84/


Search for French Greying instructions and I think you'll find some, maybe on Brownell's website with a list of required items.
 
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thanks for the reply and the link


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