Where should I get my Dan Wesson reblued?


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Sniper X
March 16, 2010, 05:36 PM
So I got that nice old 14-2 Service in .357mag, and want to get it high polish blued. Don't want parkerized or flat, high polish blue for me on this gun because it came that way and it is a beautiful gun. Just need refinish....

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/121/l_67fd25c5957c48d78b91f9c06a7c5e3c.jpg

thanks in advance all!

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Guillermo
March 16, 2010, 05:39 PM
http://www.fordsguns.com/

WC145
March 16, 2010, 05:39 PM
I hear great things about Ford's and the pictures I've seen of their work are very impressive.

WC145
March 16, 2010, 05:40 PM
Apparently I'm not the only one!!:D

Schofield3
March 16, 2010, 05:48 PM
Nice lookin wheel gun there!

Sniper X
March 16, 2010, 05:58 PM
Thnks Wayne! You'll get to shoot it as much as you want when we actually get out to the range!

Confederate
March 16, 2010, 11:01 PM
I've been told that the old-styled bluing found on old S&W and Colt revolvers isn't available any more because of ecological concerns. Whether other companies offer it these days, I don't know -- I'd make sure the process is the same, though.

I'm a big fan of hard chroming. It is incredibly hard, protects against rust, wears much better than blue (forever, in fact) and is very thin.

But it's not anywhere near as beautiful, alas!

Nomad
March 16, 2010, 11:08 PM
Here is a link to the guy who used to manage the bluing department for Dan Wesson. He now has his own shop. Super guy. www.blueridgebluing.com

jimmyraythomason
March 16, 2010, 11:42 PM
I'm a big fan of hard chroming. In the past DWs had to be copper plated before nickling(or chrome plating) as the nickle or chrome would not adhere to the metal. I don't know if that is still true but I would find out before attempting it.

madcratebuilder
March 17, 2010, 08:05 AM
Blueridgebluing or Fords. Have you checked to see if anyone local does quality work?

Sniper X
March 17, 2010, 12:10 PM
No but I might ask around at a couple gun shops....good tip. I never think there is anyone local that does anything anymore here in the Albuquerque area! And usually I am right so I kind of gave up even trying to find local pros.

hardluk1
March 17, 2010, 07:33 PM
Blue Ridge Blueing use to do DW's new work for them. That would be a good place to start.

DeepSouth
March 17, 2010, 07:37 PM
I'll second Fords

Their Black Nickel is beautiful to a new level.

http://www.fordsguns.com/gun-blacknickel3.JPG

madcratebuilder
March 18, 2010, 11:39 AM
I'll second Fords

Their Black Nickel is beautiful to a new level.

http://www.fordsguns.com/gun-blacknickel3.JPG
WOW! That is very nice. That makes want to go buy a gun that needs to be refinished!

Sniper X
March 18, 2010, 01:04 PM
I talked to the guy at Blue Ridge so I am sending it there. I'll do a full report after I get it back. He is a very nice guy and did indeed use to blue for Dan Wesson, in fact he may have blued my gun originally!

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