If it is a working gun and really beat up Alumahyde from Brownell's gives a good looking a easy to touch up finish. I used it on my very beat up 24c with good results. I will use it on a bolt 22 for my son.
I've tried the "bake" on finish from Brownels and had very poor results--finish is easily damaged-but maybe I did a poor job and didn't realize it--However the stripper- Btrownells rust remover #... more
You could have the barrels professionally hot-blued (arsenic and rust are two old-time methods but not for the DIYer), but the cost of doing so may exceed the value of an average Model 24. If you... more
I have been looking into re-bluing my 24. How difficult is it to hot blue a barrel and reciever for te DIY. I currently have my gun broken down to replace the hammer. And was looking to refinish the... more
I just completed restoring my 24. 1963 Series P. After taking the barrels down to bright metal I used Brownells Oxpho-Blue to bring them back to like new. The stocks finished up well also. My thanks... more