Re: re blueing a Parker Hale Enfield rifle
Just as an aside...
As all Enfields left the manufactories "in color," and then some where later struck bright by armories as well as some units, I would recommend Geoff Waldon's eassay on period Enfield "color:"
And also, period rust-bluing is a durable metal treatment. It is something of a reenactorism that it is thin and fragile that comes from modern lads stripping their Enfields and then trying to "reblue" the barrel not with actual rust-bluing but rather with cheap, weak, and ineffective cold blue "touch-up" surface liquids and pastes that are thin, fragile, and largely temporary.
In gleichem Schritt und Tritt, Curt Schmidt
Not a real Civil War reenactor, I only portray one on boards and fora.
I do not portray a Civil War soldier, I merely interpret one.