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Airweight Finish Update!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 2RCO, Apr 20, 2009.

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  1. 2RCO

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    Around a year ago I told of my woes with a beltsanding accident and my 642's finish. I had buffed it down to no finish on the frame at the time after giving up on fixing the scuffs. At the time I promised to post a Pic--Well stuff happens and I never did. So here ya go-- Aiweight_1-600x450.jpg
     
  2. WardenWolf

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    Not bad. Although you may want to put some finish on it to prevent the steel parts from rusting. There's damn little actual steel in an Airweight, I know, but it's good to take proper precautions.
     
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    The 642 Airweight guns have a stainless steel cylinder/crane assembly, barrel, thumb latch, and ejector rod. The trigger is steel. The frame itself is the only aluminum alloy part.

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  4. 2RCO

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    Cocked and Locked is correct. I just Buffed the frame (aluminum alloy) and scuffed it with a brillo pad to make it look like brushed stainless.

    I originally mirror polished it but it scratched easily.
     
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    Nice job, just keep some Rem oil on the outside of everything and you'll be fine.
     
  6. WC145

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    I'm curious about the belt sanding accident but I'm too lazy to look for it. How about a brief recap? I'm guessing there's a chuckle in there somewhere.
     
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    Cocked and Locked -- what grips are those?

    I know there are many out there, but those look like something I'd want.
     
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    Yep, they are made by Craig Spegal. No grips feel better in the hand than Spegals. Each set is signed and dated inside.

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    Maybe not "better", but I gotta give Jim Badger props, too.

    And I tried to buy Spegel's for my snub, but he said he was 4-6 months out from producing another batch. Badger was my backup and didn't let me down.
     
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    The Badgers look great but I've not tried those...got a good source for them?

    Thanks
     
  12. ssjones

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    2Arco:
    What kind of ivory grips are on your pistol (Spegel?). They are beautiful!

    If Spegal or other, do they make grips for a Ruger SP101?
     
  13. 2RCO

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    It pains me to say it but the J-Frame grips are Ajax. They are a set I had laying around.

    The sanding accident was part of a 2RCo project to make J-Frame grips. I'll have some out eventually but right now I'm just trying to keep up with normal orders and my other business.
     
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    "The Badgers look great but I've not tried those...got a good source for them?"

    Sure, just call him.

    864-451-7227
     
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