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Full-on restorations... whom to go to?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Col. Harrumph, May 15, 2018.

  1. Col. Harrumph

    Col. Harrumph Member

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    Hello the camp!

    Can anyone recommend a shop that restores S&W's? My great-grandmother's 1896 Hand Ejector is in need of a front sight, its lettering to be refreshed, and a new nickel finish. I contacted Turnbull but they apparently disdain S&W and recommended I contact Cylinder & Slide, which I did, but their web site bit-bucketed my message with an error code.

    So, who else is there?

    Oh, and here it is:
    s&w.HE.jpg
     
  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Member

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    I don't know anybody I could confidently recommend. Maybe somebody on the S&W board.
    http://smith-wessonforum.com/forum.php

    Me? I would mostly leave it alone. Yes, the previous re-nickel washed out the Marcas Registradas and incorrectly plated the hammer and trigger, but it doesn't look BAD and the factory pearls are very fine. A true restoration to factory appearance would cost a bomb.
    I would get my FLG to make a front sight out of a silver dime like the old timers did and call it good for Grandma's Gun.
     
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  6. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Member

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    I don't think they work on discontinued models. Especially the ones discontinued over a hundred years ago.
     
  7. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Leave it alone. You'll ruin its collectibility.
     
  8. Jim Watson

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    Collectibility departed the FIRST time it was refinished... incorrectly.
    He just wants Grandma's Gun to look new. $$$$
     
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