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RHScott 11-30-2019 02:20 PM

M1905 refinish services
I have a SA 1920 Mfg M1905 16" that really needs restoring. Suggestions on anywhere that offers a parked finish similar to the one it had in 1920?

budmant 11-30-2019 02:34 PM

Shuffls Parkerizing did one for me in manganese & it turned out great!

AFJon 11-30-2019 06:07 PM

Naval Jelly

krdomingue 12-01-2019 02:20 PM

I am not a fan of restoring beyond rust removal and oiling, but the is a guy in the Facebook group that restores them.

"M1, M1905, M1942, and M1905-E1 Bayonet Collector's Club"

DougS 12-06-2019 12:11 PM

When did they start Parkerizing the entire blade on the 1905 bayonet? Early on the balde was in the white and only the handle and maybe the first 1/2" of the blade were blued or parked.

navyrifleman 12-16-2019 09:43 AM

Normally, I would suggest NOT refinishing an antique original - unless the condition is poor and rust covered. However, it is your call.

Using Naval Jelly will remove rust and all existing Bluing. Follow the directions carefully and do not let it sit on the metal for more than ten minutes. Use several separate applications if necessary.

It will turn the blade a dull yellowed color. This can be followed up by polishing the blade with Chrome polish like Simonize. Polishing will make the blade very bright and shiny. If shiny is what you want, remove any polish residue with a good solvent, such as Ronsonol lighter fluid, followed by a nice coating of gun oil.

If you want to blue the blade, you can use a commercial cold blue after thoroughly degreasing and removing the polish residue, followed by a water wash. When dry, coat with gun oil.

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