This practical and precise guide to the chemical and heat coloring of all barrel steels and gun metals covers the earliest soft carbon methods to the latest rustless techniques--some 230 formulae in all. Also included are ways to remove rust, barrel finishes, and nickel plating by chemical means. It's a classic, comprehensive reference of interest to professional and amateur gunsmiths, restorers, collectors, and shooters alike.
R. H. Angier was a recognized master arms technician. He lived in England.