Dehorning a pistol


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ruckus3008
December 18, 2006, 12:28 AM
has anyone had a pistol dehorned? do you have any pics before and after?

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Thirties
December 22, 2006, 01:01 PM
I had two CZ-83 pistols dehorned by a gunsmith.

It is not really an obvious visual effect, or shouldn't be.

It is something you should be only able to feel. The corners and sharp edges are slightly softened.

Really, this is something what should have been done at the factory but gets bypassed these days, I'm sorry to say. Hand work costs money.

The smith charged about $35 for the pair.

bigmike45
December 23, 2006, 07:48 AM
I have dehorned several revolvers and 1911's. I don't have any before and after pictures but here are some after pics of my 3" SP-101

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f43/mike_seale/Trigger.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f43/mike_seale/Hammer.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f43/mike_seale/FrameRight.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f43/mike_seale/Barrel.jpg

Mainly all 90 degree corners are radiused and smoothed. Running my hand over this gun now feels like a worn bar of soap. I like dehorning my stainless guns because it does not require refinishing.

Here is a Ruger Redhawk that I cut down to 4" and did some light dehorning to the frame, muzzle and triggerguard. Oh and lets not forget those horrible Ruger hammer spurs. I always round and dehorn them as well.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f43/mike_seale/HPIM0734.jpg

DMK
December 23, 2006, 12:55 PM
Mainly all 90 degree corners are radiused and smoothed. Running my hand over this gun now feels like a worn bar of soap.All handguns should come like that. Especially the ones marketed as CCWs.

Nice job bigmike45. Can you tell us a little bit about the technique you used?

I dehorned my CZ70 because it kept digging into the web of my hand every time I fired it, making it very unpleasant to shoot. I just took a dremel with the round sandpaper tube attachment and broke all the hard edges. I then took finer grades of sandpaper and smoothed it out going down a grade at a time. Finally I refinished the whole gun with Silver Gunkote. It's just like the bar of soap now and very comfortable to shoot.


I don't have any before pics, but here's some after pics along with those of a CZ50 which is the same gun except for minor details. Click Here (http://home.mchsi.com/~dmk0210/cz70/)

jamz
December 23, 2006, 05:09 PM
What kind of process is it? I've been meaning to ask this in the gunsmithing forums for a while now. I have a Colt Defender that has razor sharp edges everywhere, it's a great gun, but sadly can double as a knife.

Baphomet
December 23, 2006, 05:29 PM
My Springfield "Loaded" .45 came out of the box with slide serrations so sharp they could draw blood. I had the whole pistol de-horned. I think it's a by-product of CNC machining that we, sometimes, have almost too much of a good thing.

Crosstimbers Okie
December 23, 2006, 06:38 PM
Bigmike45, I like those SP101 grips. Can you post some more pics?

Thanks!

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