Color Case Hardening

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Roger G Helmers
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Color Case Hardening

Post by Roger G Helmers » Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:44 pm

I have a Remington Rolling Block action that I need to get color case hardered. Since the loss at Lone Star, I don't know who to contact. Can I get some recommendations, and maybe some pictures. Thanks for any information.

DRCook
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Re: Color Case Hardening

Post by DRCook » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:41 pm

you could contact Curt Hardcastle and ask who he recommends

http://hardcastlecustommachine.com/

these folks are pretty good

http://wyomingarmory.com/services/

I did a google search and came up with:

http://www.danthegunman.com/index.php?o ... &Itemid=25

Turnbull does it also

http://www.turnbullmfg.com/store.asp?pid=20180
drcook = david r, not dr. but thanks for the compliment :)

Brent
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Re: Color Case Hardening

Post by Brent » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:33 pm

I highly recommend these guys http://www.classicgunsinc.com/. They are very quick as well as good.

I tend to mute the colors by rubbing them out a bit after i get them back, but here is an example
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I also second the Wyoming Armory recommendation.
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lkydvl
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Re: Color Case Hardening

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Re: Color Case Hardening

Post by bluesteel45 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:06 am

yup...Classic Guns in Beecher, Ill. does great work...pretty reasonable too....

Harry Eales
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Re: Color Case Hardening

Post by Harry Eales » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:45 am

A couple of years ago I acted as an adviser to an American who had bought an original Sharps Borchardt action with factory DST's. It needed work but the end result was nothing short of magnificent. The CC Hardening was done by Shiloh Sharps of Big Timber Montana. Ring them for a quote, the contact details are on their website. It wasn't the cheapest of jobs but the finish was magnificent. I understand that the waiting time is fairly short as the company CC Harden their own actions at least once a week. See:- = http://s89.photobucket.com/user/Rifle ... p.jpg.html

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Re: Color Case Hardening

Post by mdeland » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:13 pm

I'm relatively new to case coloring/hardening (ten years) and have done a fair amount of testing various techniques and reading all I could find on the subject. I got most of my information from Oscar Gaddy's writings and some very helpful information from an English double shot gun maker by the name of Brown. He is a third generation double gun maker.
As in bluing, metal finish is what determines the character of the out come , assuming one has all the fundamentals down well as to time, temperature and quench water disposition.
Polished steel makes the bright colors pop out and glass beading tend to subdue them. I much prefer the latter and even use True oil after the process to tone down some of the Gawdy colors.
Most of the British guns I have seen accentuate the browns and creams although I like the royal blue and red colors mixed in as well.
Here are a few of the bead blasted actions.
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Image Rolling block done more in the English style of Browns and creams.
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Image # 5 Military Roller after some re-profiling work on the action.
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Re: Color Case Hardening

Post by Maj. Forrest Smith » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:40 pm

Here is one done by Dave Crossno, of Arcadia, OK. This was a Number 5 action that was reworked into a very nice .45-70 silhouette rifle. This rifle's new name is now "Aladin", the rifle was found made into a floor lamp with a blub running out of the barrel and the cord coming out of the action. It was very proud moment to bring new life to this action.
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Re: Color Case Hardening

Post by Maj. Forrest Smith » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:07 am

I remembered seeing a very nice case harden photo on one of the shooting magazines. Just happen to be one done by Curt Hardcastle. Hope no one minds me showing it here.
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Re: Color Case Hardening

Post by Maj. Forrest Smith » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:26 pm

Also, a nice photo of a nice .50-70 Custom Rolling Block that Kenny Durham had in an article about Rich McKinney at Schuetzen Gun Co. in Dake, Colorado,
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Re: Color Case Hardening

Post by Maj. Forrest Smith » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:29 pm

One more and I will quit, lol, Another nice rolling block of one of Dave Higginbotham of the former Lone Star Rifle Co.
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