I built a 50 cal hawkins from a kit when I was in high school.
I bought a bluing kit from a gun shop, it was a lot of work and the results were poor at best. What I would recomend is to prep the barrel and get it ready for blueing then take it to a reputable gunsmith for the bluing process.
Another option is traditional "browning" and I understand that this is a much easier process for the do-it yourselfer???
I made my flinter from the same kit that you are considering. They sure do make a fine rifle. Bluing is a little bit more tricky than browning a barrel. First you have to degreese your barrel repeatedly. I used dish soap and hot water, over and over. When I thought it was done, I cleaned it one more time. Then I used a cold bluing kit and submerged the barrel. It turned out quit well.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
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