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Post  Scotland421 Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:56 pm

Does anybody know what LM Cox used tae blacken the cylinders wi?
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Post  Admin Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:09 pm

It's bluing, like that often used on firearms.

There's some threads on here about re-bluing cylinders. I'll dig up some links, unless someone else beats me to it.

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Post  Oldenginerod Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:58 pm


That's what we use these days, but how was it done originally?
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Post  gkamysz Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:08 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_oxide Steam oxide is not listed here, but also very common and very likely what was used.
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