Gouge in 686


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edman79
November 3, 2006, 05:23 AM
There's a gunstore in Hialeah which is selling a 686 pre-lock. I dry fired it, after asking of course, and it felt real nice. The only problem was that it had a few scratches and even some chip or gouges as if it had been dropped on concrete or something. Is it possible to get that out, or is all hope lost?

Thank You

EDDIE ED

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DaveTN
November 3, 2006, 07:54 PM
Piece of cake. There is no finish on a 686. File it; grind it, whatever you need to do to make a nice blend. Then polish and buff. Just like new.
I love stainless guns.

Confederate
November 3, 2006, 08:19 PM
Depends on how deep the knicks are.

Cosmetic blemishes can greatly affect the price of a firearm. See how much the dealer will let you have it for and judge it primarily on functioning. Dropping a revolver can knock things out of alignment, so examine carefully the extraction assembly and make sure everything is working properly.

Majic
November 3, 2006, 09:29 PM
Filing or grinding will definately alter the lines and will always be noticeable.

Sheldon
November 4, 2006, 12:58 AM
If it's priced as a shooter and you're looking for a shooter, then get it. If you need a collector grade one and want to wait till you encounter one, then wait. One that is gouged might be able to be dressed up but it will most likely show enough to be obvious.

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