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    Aging a 2nd generation hammer

    This was a polished sided 2nd generation hammer I aged to match this gun. No big deal, really. Soaked in white vinegar and salt for five hours then in hydrogen peroxide and salt for half an hour. I didn't remove the firing pin or that little mainspring wheel and they didn't freeze up. Rust spots removed with emory cloth. The shiny hammer was really annoying but the borderless knurling I can live with. Here's the video I followed...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj0Ur60p1oY





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    I like it. Holster too!

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    Looks good from here. I will try and remember your formula!

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    I need that holster

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    Nice tip. I've used Ferric acid, like the type used for etching circuit board, to age some gun parts. Available from Radio Shack (don't know if any are still open), or your local electronics store. USE GLOVES, dilute maybe 50%, wipe on and let it sit for a couple of minutes and thoroughly wash off. Removes the shine and darkens the finish, repeat as need to get desired result.

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    My recipe was the first thing I found on You Tube and worked great. If anyone tries it there are specific amounts of ingredients to use. My nephew aged the super shiny blade on a Dixie bowie knife I bought using the stuff he aged metal patio roof material with. Iron sulfate or oxide.

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    The hammer looks nice!
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    Very nice! I sure like the tips that I get here on the forum. I happen to have a 2nd gen. hammer that is bugging me and this might be the solution.

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    One thing to note. The left side turned out spotty while the other is a smooth patina. The reason is, I laid the hammer on it's left side on the salt which of course dissolved. This means the left side was laying on the bottom of the metal dish. Maybe a thin slice of sponge under the hammer will make it tarnish evenly.


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    Nice job Matt!
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