S&W needs refinishing


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chaddy
March 9, 2013, 09:56 PM
My dads got a 20+ years old stainless or nickel gun and it need to be fixed. How do I need to about getting this done and what's the cost on something like this?

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chaddy
March 9, 2013, 09:57 PM
Rust

BYJO4
March 9, 2013, 10:00 PM
The cost depends on what needs to be fixed. The best thing is to find a good gunsmith in your area and take it in for an estimate.

VA27
March 9, 2013, 10:14 PM
Stainless can be done with scotchbrite pads. There are probably videos on the net that show exactly how to do it. Watch a dozen or so of them before you start.

Nickle should be done by someone who actually knows what they're doing. Contact Smith and see if they still offer refinishing.

orionengnr
March 9, 2013, 10:19 PM
Big difference between stainless and nickel--figure out which one you have, and go from there.

Florida Guy
March 10, 2013, 11:35 AM
Just list the model number, and we can tell you if it is stainless or nickel.

rcmodel
March 10, 2013, 11:49 AM
S&W offers refinishing services.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Category4_750001_750051_775657_-1_757896_757896_image

However, if it is stainless, it shouldn't have rusted.
So it must be damaged nickel.

As Florida Guy said above.

Open the cylinder and look inside the frame cut for the model number.

Then tell us what it says and we would have a better idea what would be required to refinish it.

rc

mesinge2
March 10, 2013, 12:00 PM
Just list the model number, and we can tell you if it is stainless or nickel.
... +1

SullyVols
March 10, 2013, 01:58 PM
Unfortunately the stainless used in handguns (the ones I own) is mostly a magnetic variety. Most general purpose stainless isn't magnetic. That would be the most simple method.

Equally easy would be knowing the gun's model.

chaddy
March 10, 2013, 10:27 PM
Ill look tomorrow

chaddy
March 11, 2013, 10:03 PM
Got home late from work ill look tomorrow but how do you go about shipping a gun?

S.B.
March 12, 2013, 06:08 AM
Smith now gets $275.00 to refinish blued guns.
Steve

chaddy
March 13, 2013, 06:53 PM
Ok it's a s.s. 66

funklord12
March 13, 2013, 09:03 PM
Model 66s are stainless. Try using Mother's mag polish to clean it up.

chaddy
March 13, 2013, 09:30 PM
O it's f up he took it out of his truck he sold left it in the shop and rats peed on it.

19-3Ben
March 13, 2013, 10:37 PM
Might be worth having it go to a shop for a media blasting job of some kind. It can then be left as is, or finished in something like hard chrome.

Alternatively, if it's still in good mechanical shape, might just be worth selling if you're not attached to it.

chaddy
March 14, 2013, 09:37 PM
Naw I like the gun and if something ever happens to my daddy ill get the gun. I just want to get it fixed for him right now. Should I just get it done local? Anybody know someone around the 27344 zip in nc that can do a good job??

19-3Ben
March 14, 2013, 10:45 PM
Anybody know someone around the 27344 zip in nc that can do a good job??

Go to a few local gun shops, and go to your local range. Ask locals and see which names come up over and over again with good recommendations and PERSONAL experience.

TooManyToys
March 15, 2013, 01:29 AM
Here is a trick from a stainless fabriicator.

Take a Scotch Brite pad and work softened Lava bar soap into it.
Generally you want to match the corseness of the Sctoch Brite to the grain of the original finish. The red/maroon is usually a good starting grade.
This along with water works great for cleaning, touching up & blending scratches etc. on stainless and leaves a nice soft luster.
Keep it wet as you work and add more Lava as needed.
ALWAYS stroke in the direction of the original grain of the finish.

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