Will hard chroming a revolver effect its accuracy?


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Fatelvis
September 10, 2005, 03:36 PM
Im thinking of buying a blued revolver to be used in silhouette shooting, and was thinking of having it hard chromed. If I have the entire gun chromed, even the bore, will it effect its overall accuracy? Thanks-

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dfariswheel
September 10, 2005, 03:57 PM
No.

It WILL likely improve the feel of the action, prevent fouling from sticking to it, make it easier to see the fouling, and prevent wear and corrosion.

Moonclip
September 10, 2005, 08:30 PM
I don't think you can hard chrome the bore once it leaves the factory, I could be wrong. I would think it would make the bore smaller just enough to affect accuracy or safety.

slopemeno
September 10, 2005, 09:39 PM
The benchrest shooters wont hardchrome a barrel, but for a pistol-no problems. The dimension change is so slight with hard chrome that it wont be an issue.

nextjoe
September 11, 2005, 12:01 AM
I don't think you can hard chrome the bore once it leaves the factory, I could be wrong. I would think it would make the bore smaller just enough to affect accuracy or safety.

Hard chrome is only something like 0.0003" thick, so the bore would be a total of 0.0006" smaller. There's more variation than that in the diameter of different bullets. Shouldn't be a problem.

My bigger concern would be getting the bore absolutely, completely clean before plating. Of course, a good plating house should be thoroughly prepared to do just that.

Fatelvis
September 11, 2005, 11:45 AM
Thanks Guys- Can anyone recommend a good place for plating?

tomkatz
September 11, 2005, 01:04 PM
http://www.trippresearch.com/chrome/chrome.htm

Fatelvis
September 11, 2005, 02:03 PM
Thanks, I hope they plate revolvers as well as autos!

tomkatz
September 11, 2005, 03:30 PM
Yes they do revolvers, or at least they used to, I had a smith mdl. 66 that was done by them.....excellent finish and great turnaround time.....
these guys are also supposed to be good....tom
http://www.apwcogan.com/Refinishing.htm

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