I'm going to completely restore a Westley Richards boxlock that was a simple "gold name" action. Lots of smooth, non engraved components to the gun.


Would all components that were not color hardened been subjected to the same bluing solution?

What color is period correct: flat black (blacked furniture), blued, or "nitre blue" (what I would call indigo or purple)

Bonus question:

What colors should I request when it is rehardened to be correct for the gun? More straw, yellow, honey, and orange OR more blue, purple and chocolate?