Hot Rust Bluing

starts at $300

Our Hot Rust Bluing service includes disassembly of the gun, machine polishing of the appropriate gunmetal to a 400 grit finish, hot rust bluing of all appropriate gunmetal & hot salt bluing of all appropriate guns metal, curing of all appropriate gunmetal, reassembly of the gun, and proper lubrication of the gun.

If your project requires something specific just bring the gun by the shop and we will estimate what it will take.


Classic American Gunsmith will not intentionally remove the manufacturer’s markings from a gun.

The action and barrel will be hot rust blued, all other appropriate parts will be hot salt blued.

Any gun that has to be cleaned before bluing will have the charge for a DCOA added to the invoice.

Classic American Gunsmith uses Brownells OXYNATE NO. 7 bluing salts (MIL-SPEC C13924BAM1, Class 1, Grade A) for hot salt bluing.

Classic American Gunsmith uses Mark Lee Express Blue #1 for hot rust bluing.

Nonsteel (aluminum, zinc, magnesium, plastic, etc.) gun parts will be Cerakoted graphite black unless otherwise instructed. There is an additional charge for Cerakoting parts.

Stainless steel gun parts will be left in the white after being machine polished to 400 grit and burnished with a wire brush.

Guns requiring more than 45 minutes of preparation will incur an additional charge.

Unless specified, prices are for labor and consumables only and do not include parts. Prices are guidelines and subject to change based on the specific requirements of a job.

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