Quantcast
should i trade? - THR
THR  

Go Back   THR > Tools and Technologies > Handguns: Revolvers

Welcome to THR
You are currently viewing our site as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have, access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit the help section.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 13, 2014, 04:39 PM   #1
old fart
Member
 
 
Join Date: April 25, 2010
Posts: 168
should i trade?

i have a blued police service six made in 1985, it has just very minor frecks of rust spots or some little specks of something in with the bluing on the cylinder only the frame is speck free. i've used oil 0000 wool, eraser and copper penny. i've got it to the point of it being smooth and i'm keeping it oiled. there is no pitting on the gun at all. the gun has at least 90% bluing left with just a little off at the barrel tip, and locks up solid tight when in firing position. i contacted the previous owner who admitted he kept it in a leather holster which caused the rust on the cylinder, he bought it new and said less than 2000 rds have been thru it. i can't afford a new reblue job as i'm on a fixed income and making ends meet is hard enough. my neighbor has offered me a trade, he has a taurus 65 stainless and a rossi stainless both with 4 inch barrel and he has offered me choice, he brags alot how stainless won't rust trying to get me to trade. they look good but don't lock up as tight as my service six. i love my ruger but it being blued bothers me as i got it to use in the outdoors. i keep it clean and oiled regular so no rust will appear. i've tried to take pics but the rust or whatever the frecks are is so small that it won't show them. everything on the gun is now smooth and running my fingers over the spots, nothing can be felt. i want to keep my service six but rust bothers me, if i knew it wouldn't come back i'd be ok with it, i keep it well oiled. so for those on here what would you do? if you couldn't get it reblued would you keep the ruger or trade? thanks for any help
old fart is offline  
Old July 13, 2014, 04:50 PM   #2
horsemen61
Member
 
 
Join Date: October 20, 2011
Posts: 2,278
Keep the ruger sell it if you don't like the blue it is worth more than either of those any day
__________________
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
George Washington
horsemen61 is offline  
Old July 13, 2014, 06:38 PM   #3
v8stang289
Member
 
 
Join Date: October 1, 2006
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 377
Don't trade. That service six is a better gun than either of the ones he's offering. As long as you keep the Ruger oiled the rust will be kept at bay, so I wouldn't worry about it.
__________________
NCSU 2008 Mathematics

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough" - Mario Andretti
v8stang289 is offline  
Old July 13, 2014, 06:53 PM   #4
Coyote3855
Member
 
 
Join Date: November 6, 2006
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,172
I'd keep the Ruger and not worry about having it reblued. It's a working gun and will eventually acquire even more character. And stainless isn't really and still requires some care to protect the gun.
__________________
"It is this infernal telegraph. We learn more than we need to know about things that do not concern us." Donald McCaig/Cannan
Coyote3855 is offline  
Old July 13, 2014, 10:07 PM   #5
Confederate
Member
 
 
Join Date: February 19, 2005
Posts: 2,661
Keep the Service-Six! If he offers both of his Taurus pistols, then think about it, but what harm will those flecks of rust cause you? (By the way, try a little toothpaste on a soft leather patch...or you can try a soft piece of cotton like from an undershirt; then use some BreakFree on another patch. Soft leather chamis is the best, though. It really works well when removing minor rust.)

You said you can't afford rebluing, but another option is hard chroming. This will make your gun look like stainless, but hard chrome, though very thin, is an incredibly hard coating that will virtually stop all wear in your gun, even the bore.

A few years ago I had a Beretta 70S .22lr. Great gun, but it developed a little rust on the side that kept reappearing no matter how many times I thought I had rid myself of it. I finally bit the proverbial bullet and sent it to Mahovsky's for a hard chrome job. I really liked that gun and I knew hard chroming it would not only rid me of the rust, it would make it the kind of gun I couldn't buy. So off the gun went.

Days later, the owner of the place called me. When I asked if there was a problem, he said, "No, I just wanted to tell you that you've got a very nice pistol and it's in exceptional condition." I thought he was going to offer to buy the gun, but he didn't. He promised to do a good job on the little .22 and I asked if he could polish it (normally an extra charge). He agreed and a couple of weeks later I got the gun back and he hadn't charged me for the polish. Here's a photo of the pistol when I got it back.



Hard chrome will last for the life of your gun. Some have tried to scratch it with nails, and it doesn't damage the finish. Anyway, it's something to think about. Some people even hard chrome their stainless guns.

Again, don't trade that gun. You will regret it if you do.

.
Confederate is offline  
Old July 13, 2014, 10:11 PM   #6
Manny
Member
 
 
Join Date: February 23, 2003
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 576
You would be getting the worst of that deal by far IMHO. There is NO way I'd trade a good Ruger for a Taurus or Rossi, ESPECIALLY not a sweet six series. That Ruger is a lifetime gun with minimal care.

I can understand concerns about rust and did some research to try and find the best treatment to combat rust as I've got some guns I'd like to treat myself. What seems to be a good treatment to try is Corrosion-X CLP. It's got a great reputation as a rust preventative and has consistantly glowing reviews. I've not yet tried it myself but I'll be including a bottle on my next Amazon order.

http://www.amazon.com/Corrosion-Tech...owViewpoints=1

FYI: I can attest to the fact that stainless steel is NOT rust proof as I had a Kimber 1911 in stainless that got some rust on the slide. Really opened my eyes for sure.
Manny is offline  
Old July 13, 2014, 10:29 PM   #7
old fart
Member
 
 
Join Date: April 25, 2010
Posts: 168
what about the can of do it yourself ceracoat?
old fart is offline  
Old July 13, 2014, 10:55 PM   #8
TennJed
Member
 
 
Join Date: September 26, 2010
Posts: 3,224
Bad trade for you. If you take care of it, it will not get any worse. If you are on a fixed budget looks should not be that big of a concern. Lock up and having a superior gun should
__________________
Find out just how tall I am
By jumping in the middle of a river
TennJed is online now  
Old July 13, 2014, 10:58 PM   #9
beeenbag
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: February 10, 2010
Location: Grayson, Ky
Posts: 981
I wouldn't trade even if he offered both.
__________________
“Lord, make my hand fast and accurate.
Let my aim be true and my hand faster
than those who would seek to destroy me.
Grant me victory over my foes and those who wish to do harm to me and mine.
Let not my last thought be ‘If I only had my gun.’”
And Lord, if today is truly the day you call me home
Let me die in a pile of empty brass.”


www.zcastbulletz.com
beeenbag is offline  
Old July 13, 2014, 11:40 PM   #10
ECVMatt
Member
 
 
Join Date: January 7, 2004
Location: South Bay, CA
Posts: 1,113
Like the others have said: Do Not Trade The Ruger! You have a wonderful gun that is virtually bullet proof. Both of the others are no where near the quality and durability of your gun. I don't mind some wear, it adds character.
__________________
Credo Quia Absurdum!
ECVMatt is offline  
Old July 13, 2014, 11:46 PM   #11
MachIVshooter
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 11, 2005
Location: Elbert County, CO
Posts: 11,021
I'm not a huge Ruger fan, but I certainly would not make that trade.
__________________
"Life is harder when you're stupid. Sometimes, it's also quite a bit shorter."-1911Tuner
MachIVshooter is online now  
Old July 14, 2014, 12:14 AM   #12
zerobarrier
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: November 17, 2013
Location: Northwest PA
Posts: 369
Quote:
Originally Posted by old fart View Post
what about the can of do it yourself ceracoat?
If you do the cerakote you have to first take the pistol apart and sand blast the original finish of first if you want the cerakote to last. If you just apply it to the finished pistol it will just come off rather easily. I like the heat cured cerakote, have it on a few guns and its held up so far.

Edit: Oh yeah don't make that trade. Nothing against Taurus or Rossi, just your Ruger is worth more. Also stainless will rust. It is not rust proof.
zerobarrier is offline  
Old July 14, 2014, 02:55 AM   #13
Lucky Derby
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 23, 2006
Location: Colorado Rockies
Posts: 1,558
DO NOT TRADE! EVEN FOR BOTH!

The trade he is offering you is the equivelent of this:
You have a good Solid 10 year old Honda Civic, that needs paint.

He is offering you your choice of an '85 Yugo or an '85 Le Car, both of which have good paint.

Yes, that is the reality of things.
__________________
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln
Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement. Winston Churchill
Lucky Derby is offline  
Old July 14, 2014, 02:59 AM   #14
ljnowell
Member
 
 
Join Date: June 21, 2008
Location: The Peoples Republic of IL
Posts: 4,019
There is no way in heck I would make either of those trades. If he wanted to give you both of them it would be a little closer.
__________________
If the mentally deficient are not allowed to own guns then why should they be allowed to make gun laws?
ljnowell is offline  
Old July 14, 2014, 06:24 AM   #15
critter
Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: southeast AR
Posts: 2,982
I wouldn't give that Ruger for BOTH of those.
__________________
<-------------------------------->
1911
critter is offline  
Old July 14, 2014, 07:28 AM   #16
Waveski
Member
 
 
Join Date: January 28, 2014
Location: 43 north
Posts: 179
No , No , and NO.
Waveski is offline  
Old July 14, 2014, 07:56 AM   #17
bannockburn
Member
 
 
Join Date: April 24, 2007
Posts: 7,055
Keep the Service Six. It's a beter gun overall than either the Taurus or the Rossi. If the rust becomes more of a problem get it hard chrome plated, like that offered by Ron Mahovsky at Metalife.
__________________
"An elegant weapon for a more civilized age."-Obi Wan Kenobi
bannockburn is online now  
Old July 14, 2014, 08:28 AM   #18
MedWheeler
Member
 
 
Join Date: June 14, 2008
Location: SouthEastern FL
Posts: 3,456
I wonder if this should have been put to a poll...

.. you know, just to be sure.
__________________
"Zero Tolerance" may sound cool, but COMMON SENSE should rule in school!
MedWheeler is offline  
Old July 14, 2014, 02:24 PM   #19
old fart
Member
 
 
Join Date: April 25, 2010
Posts: 168
he's said he is gonna take them to a local shop and trade to a ruger there if i don't trade. thanks again for the advice, i will keep the ruger. since the cylinder is the only thing that has specks, i will just keep it oiled. it's not bad just a speck here and there, with the rest of the gun without any i guess it'll be ok. i know it's the most accurate revolver i have ever owned. thanks again
old fart is offline  
Old July 14, 2014, 10:10 PM   #20
Waveski
Member
 
 
Join Date: January 28, 2014
Location: 43 north
Posts: 179
Shift key. i is not I.
Waveski is offline  
Old July 14, 2014, 10:44 PM   #21
TennJed
Member
 
 
Join Date: September 26, 2010
Posts: 3,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by Waveski View Post
Shift key. i is not I.
Lol, nice sentence structure.
__________________
Find out just how tall I am
By jumping in the middle of a river
TennJed is online now  
Old July 15, 2014, 03:44 PM   #22
Iggy
Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2,651
Whew!! We saved another feller from makin' a bad mistake.
__________________
Old Geezer
Iggy is offline  
Old July 15, 2014, 08:06 PM   #23
Confederate
Member
 
 
Join Date: February 19, 2005
Posts: 2,661
Quote:
Originally Posted by MedWheeler View Post
I wonder if this should have been put to a poll...

.. you know, just to be sure.
Yeah, I'm having a tough time keeping up with the score.

Don't remember whose gun this is, but I downloaded it. Beautiful, ain't it?


Confederate is offline  
Old July 17, 2014, 02:50 PM   #24
dmel75
Member
 
 
Join Date: January 29, 2014
Posts: 1
No, No, AND NO.

Ruger's are guns you keep!
dmel75 is offline  
Old July 17, 2014, 02:59 PM   #25
WesM
Member
 
 
Join Date: September 9, 2008
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 55
I thought we already decided this for you over on Rugerforum last month?

http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB3/vie...p?f=3&t=204882
__________________
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams, 1776
WesM is offline  
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise.
This site, its contents, Shooting Reviews, and its contents are Copyright (c) 2010-2013 Firearms Forum, Inc.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER
Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages.