Pistol refinishing


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daehawc
February 24, 2010, 10:34 PM
I have a Gunsite service pistol that is about 10 years old and has seen a few rounds through it. The finish on the frame and some on the slide has worn off and allows it to develop surface rust very quickly. I am looking into Robar for refinishing but am a little nervous sending out my gun.

Anyone have any experience with them or suggest any other good firearm refinishers?

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SharpsDressedMan
February 25, 2010, 01:44 PM
There are many good gun finish companies. Robar is among the best, so feel confident with them. Several other gunsmiths send their. guns to Robbie for the NP3

mgmorden
February 25, 2010, 01:55 PM
Shipping guns for refinishing is what scares me. I sent two long guns to a gunsmith to be reblued about 2 years ago and they vanished on the return trip. Was waiting on the shipment for 6 months - had a tracking number where they'd sent it back and everything - it just disappeared between two stops. I had basically written them off as gone forever and was proceeding to file the insurance claims on them as lost, when the post office finally found them. They'd ended up lost at one of the shipping hubs along the way. Never though I'd see those things again, but it all worked out.

Baphomet
February 25, 2010, 02:06 PM
+1 for Robar. They NP3'd my last 1911 and it turned out beautifully. If only NP3 came in colors!!!

The whole shipping-my-guns thing makes me more nervous than shipping them to Robar. By FAR.

bluetopper
February 25, 2010, 03:29 PM
I've had good luck with finding local gunsmiths to reblue my guns and at good prices too.
To me, bluing looks a lot better than these finishes that look like your gun has been painted when they get through with them.

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