So with the lock-down in place what’s a man supposed to do? I had this Lee Enfield bayonet lying somewhere in my drawer, rusting its life away. So with ample spare time I decided to restore it a little bit using all available resources in my small store.
The first step was to remove the grips which are held by two screws. Next I gave it a tender coat of WD 40 to loosen the rust.
Finally I used Perma Blue which is a cold blue. First you wash the bayonet. Then you apply Alcohol of any kind to remove any oils on it. Finally you apply one coat of cold blue material. You leave it for 30 seconds and then wash with cold water. Dry it and repeat at least three times to get a darker bluing. Finally after drying apply gun oil and let it sit over night. Always remember to wear gloves while doing this because Perma Blue is POISON.
Similarly the grips were sanded using various grit sand paper and finally I applied linseed oil . After 48 hours I fixed the grips and gave it another coat of gun oil.
See how good it looks now. The bayonet is re-lifed for a couple of years. Do let me know your thoughts on this. Cheers.