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French grey

Post by geronimo.tn » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:30 pm

Is the French Grey option done in house at Shiloh or do you send parts out to get French Grey?

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Re: French grey

Post by Kirk » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:35 pm

In house

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Re: French grey

Post by neckshot johnny » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:55 am

Looks great to.
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Re: French grey

Post by rkcohen » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:17 am

"Is the French Grey option done in house at Shiloh or do you send parts out to get French Grey?"

what exactly is "French grey" - I mean what is it made of?

will it last longer than the charcoal and bone case colors - is it hard like industrial chrome?

does it match the pewter forend?

thanks!!
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Re: French grey

Post by BFD » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:33 am

French grey is done by first case coloring and then removing the colors with a mild acid (toilet bowl cleaner is one of the favorites).

It retains corrosion resistance and hardness but is just grey.

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Re: French grey

Post by Kurt » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:06 am

rkcohen wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:17 am
"Is the French Grey option done in house at Shiloh or do you send parts out to get French Grey?"

what exactly is "French grey" - I mean what is it made of?

will it last longer than the charcoal and bone case colors - is it hard like industrial chrome?

does it match the pewter forend?

thanks!!

Yes it matches the pewder forend.
I like this french gray Shiloh uses better than other competitors that look more like polished steel.
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Re: French grey

Post by Gussy » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:05 am

It can get dark wear spots and as far as I know, can't be touched up.

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Re: French grey

Post by rkcohen » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:42 am

"French grey is done by first case coloring and then removing the colors with a mild acid (toilet bowl cleaner is one of the favorites).
It retains corrosion resistance and hardness but is just grey."


boy, i'm trying to figure that one out - pack hardening is a 300 buck option, French greay costs 200 - what am I missing?

the cost of toilet cleaner and elbow grease?

Kurt - you're not using toilet bowl cleaner on your rifles are you?

i'll NEVER hear the end of this from my wife!!

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Re: French grey

Post by Kirk » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:06 am

First of all you don't use toilet cleaner. The cost has to do with all of the extra labor that goes into it.

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Re: French grey

Post by BFD » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:28 am

Kirk, YOU don't. But I can tell of several guild gunmakers that do.

And mild acid will do. What do you use?

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Re: French grey

Post by Kirk » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:35 pm

It starts with a lot of prep work, it has to look like a mirror, then the rest comes from my quench.

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Re: French grey

Post by bobw » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:51 am

I don't have any Shiloh's that are French gray finished. But the ones finished so over engraving are really great to look at.very sharp no pun intended. bobw
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Re: French grey

Post by Kenny Wasserburger » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:55 am

My first Sharps, the Hell Bitch, is circa 1994 Sept French Gray, and engraved with my initials.

It has a lot of character, it’s on Barrel #2 (2005) and still wins on occasion, 2006, 2013 and a few Phoenix matches. :lol:

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Re: French grey

Post by John Boy » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:26 pm

Pedersoli did a batch of 74 Competition models and Cabelas was the distributor They didn’t sell well and they dumped on their website for $999. Could not resist ... and the French Gray was true as it should be ... stunning
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