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I have a set of Husqvarna damascus barrels in the white, that I'd like to have refinished in high contrast brown and white. I have rust bluing down pretty good now, but browning damascus is out of my wheelhouse. Who is doing high contrast refinishing these days? Anyone here care to take it on?

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Mark, isn’t the process the same as black and white except the barrels are not put in boiling water? What puzzles me is I have brown and white that show absolutely no evidence of being acid etched. And I should add I have black and white that also show no sign of acid etching and are beautiful.


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I believe that's correct Joe. I've tried it myself and just can't figure it out. I can brown them to an overall brown color but I love the high contrast look.

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Mark, none of my guns with original brown and white have a high contrast but are much softer. Personally I think they are much more pleasing to the eye than the brutally bright black and white.

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Yes, that's pretty close to what I'm looking for. I just don't like the overall medium brown color I've seen on some, with little contrast.

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The amount of contrast will be more up to the type of Damascus you’re working with.

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Keith Kearcher in Oregon used to do brown/white. He's retired (I think), but Kody Kearcher may be able to do the finish.

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Buck Hamlin in MO does brown Damascus. Charlie F of Hill Rod and Gun in MT has someone who does brown Damascus.

Good luck.

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Send the barrels to Paul Stevens
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Craig Smith has done nice "browning", but I don't know if he's still at it

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and I don't know if Leighton Stallones is taking work

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Chain barrel by Buck Hamlin which probably doesn't have the contrast you are after

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An acid etched Bernard I which was discussed here
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