Not so blue Hw30

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    Windmill01
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    My little rifle is a couple of months old now and has caused me some concerns. I’ve put through 6 tins of JSB 8.44, 4 tins of Hunter Extremes and nearly one tin of Barracuda’s. So nearly 5500 pellets. If we are home I plink with it every day and when I had the accuracy issues I would spend hours shooting it until I was happy or I found out what the problem was.

    So this morning before it got hot I was shooting it again and I noticed the bluing on two spots of the barrel fading. Any ideas on how to stop this process (and don’t say stop shooting it). 

    Gary

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    JadedC
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    Do you wipe down the gun after you use it? It looks like the blueing is fading at the spot I would assume you hold to cock the rifle. If you are not actively wiping the rifle then the oils on your hand could have ate away at the blueing. If so, I think some ballistol or something similar would help for the future. 

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    Windmill01
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    JadedC yes I wipe down all my rifles after each session with a lightly gun oiled wrag.

    Gary

     

     

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    biohazardman
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    Wow that's allot of shooting in a short amount of time!  You can probly clear coat that part of the barrel with something and continue to do so at regular intervals to stop the process.  There are bluing pens, like sharpies, available for touch up of the bluing if needed.  If it bothers you too much you can install a muzzle brake to cover it.  Then you can just coat the muzzle brake now and then as needed. There will likely be a scar from the setscrew from the muzzle brake if you ever remove it though.  Another method would be to heat shrink the end of the barrel to protect it.   Lots of ways to do things.

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    leadfoot
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    I know what you mean. A new gun shouldn't have any shabbiness associated with it. However all my favorite AG's have a bit of "character" to them and I never seem to notice. My HW30 is a 5 year old Beeman R7 with a Hawke 4-12X40 Airmax. I still shoot it several times a week and It would be the last AG I would ever part with.

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    cea1960
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    like bio said, that is a lot of shooting.  how hot is the barrel getting from all that shooting?😉

    sorry, it would bother me too if a new rifle was marred so quickly. 

     

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    deke
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    Try Renaissance wax https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2227541091 I use it on my airguns blueing and stocks as well as my collection of vintage straight razors.

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    GoldenStateAIRGUNer
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    Might want to go with a muzzle brake.

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    Windmill01
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    Thanks all for your suggestions. I’m going into town in a couple of days and I visit the local gun shop to see what they have.

    Thanks again

    Gary 

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