Fire Blue

Fire Blue on the hammer spine of a Colt New Service Target from 1912.


Fire Blue details on a fine custom rifle by Steve Heilmann, Darwin Hensley and Terry Wallace---Cocking piece and Scope quick-detach button.


Fire Blue - A Brilliant, slightly iridescent, and perishable blue finish on highly-polished steel achieved by heating to a temperature of about 500F. Often seen as small-part details on pre-World War I Colts and the best contemporary American custom rifles. Sometimes called nitre blue.



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