Color case hardening

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To make sure the process goes well, and you get good colors, I'd use commercial bone charcoal. You could waste a lot of materials, and electricity experimenting to save a few dollars, and still end up with bad or no colors. I'd also make sure my box for packing wasn't any larger than necessary, as it's just wastes materials if you fill it with more than needed to accomplish the task.
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Is the film that was made at the Marlin factory in the early 1920's still available on dvd? I would like a copy..How? Who?
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Waynejaxfl;

The DVD is no longer listed in the items the Association has for sale. I will look into getting more made available as there have been a few other requests.
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I'm still looking for a copy too! But it doesn't show much pertaining to color case hardening. It's a staged sequence in that area of the film
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Too bad this forum thread has gone silent. I learned so much from it. Here is an updated link to some of my efforts.
https://winchester1890.blogspot.com/201 ... w=magazine
Also a short Utube video here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty36Tnp ... e=youtu.be
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That is some really nice work!

I am amazed at the variation in the ways that people do this. You have quite an elaborate shielding and the block of steel in the receiver to retain heat. You also let the crucible sit for quite some time on the edge of the tank which was bubbling the whole time, before dumping it in, bubbler still going.

The results speak for themselves. It sure looks great.

I was thinking your crucible might melt through the plastic garbage can too, but no problem.
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When Jim retired and moved to Wyoming, I think he stopped restoring old guns. He definitely did a wonderful job of instructing others on how to get great case color for those who wanted to try it themselves!
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marlinman93 wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:15 am When Jim retired and moved to Wyoming, I think he stopped restoring old guns. He definitely did a wonderful job of instructing others on how to get great case color for those who wanted to try it themselves!
Someday, I'll try it and this thread will be my tutorial. A friend of mine got into it and a lot of what he does, he got here. The results have been very nice indeed.
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Gentlemen;

The DVD is now available through the Association.
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Regnier (gunrunner) wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:57 pm Gentlemen;

The DVD is now available through the Association.
Which DVD?
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The DVD is "The History of Marlin" which shows the manufacturing process of Marlin rifles and some shotguns during the early 1920's. It includes the brief showing of the case-coloring process.
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