The bluing was worn off both sides of the barrel deep into the silver bare metal, as was the cylinder.
I use liquid fabric softener, added to the cycle at just the right time, yes with bluing for extra whiteness.
Take care when using bluing or laundry bleaches or hair dyes and rinses.
Highly polished bluing - probably the most beautiful of all the finishes - is no longer financially feasible in the small gun shop.
No longer do we have to deal with hot bluing or boiled linseed oil.
Similarly, when you are retouching worn spots on areas like floor plates, frames or barrels, the color of the original bluing can vary greatly.
Whiteners can be either bleach or bluing agents.
A kid with a real gun was more diligent at cleaning than most folks, so it never got pitted but the bluing was sure rubbed away.
Other manufacturers may make rifles with fancier stocks, brighter bluing , better checkering and polishing.
We found out she had used blueing - normally used to whiten linens - in her hair rinse water.