How to polish a stainless firearm to a high shine

“TheYankeeMarshall” shows how he puts a mirror finish on a stainless steel gun and explains why he does it by hand instead of using a Dremel tool or some other mechanical method. He says you can also polish nickle or chrome this way.

Rust bluing an octagon barrel

Rust bluing is one of a number of ways to produce a protective finish on gun parts. It requires more work than the others but it provides better rust and corrosion resistance. The Pilkington Classic American Rust Blue solution used in this video can be bought from a number of suppliers.