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I finally had my gun reblued. Tell me what you think.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by GraveMAL, Aug 31, 2011.

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  1. GraveMAL

    GraveMAL Member

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    Ok so a couple of months ago, I created a thread asking on peoples opinions whether I should get my gun reblued. I eventually came to the decision that I would be alot happier with it if it was reblued. So I sent it in to a local gunsmith who I happen to be good friends with. Here are before and after pictures:

    Before:http://s1083.photobucket.com/albums/j399/SmithAndWesson13/

    After:http://s1083.photobucket.com/albums/j399/SmithAndWesson13/SmithAndWesson13/?start=all

    He had it cleaned up and bead blasted the surface to remove as much rust pits as possible. He also polished up all of the internal parts to remove corrosion. And he finally touched it up with cold bluing. He also installed a new ejector rod housing. He did the best he could to remove the pitting but some of the pitting is still there but hardly as visible. Over and all, I am pretty happy with the results. I am trying to find some nice factory wooden grips and someday some nice ivory grips.

    Opinions?
     
  2. Shienhausser

    Shienhausser Member

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    I like it, pits and all.

    It's got character.
     
  3. BaltimoreBoy

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    I think it is an improvement as well.

    I have a question. Did you consider a full factory re-blueing, or was the cost or the amount of pitting on the gun such that you felt it would be a waste?
     
  4. GraveMAL

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    Thanks. It really wasn't about the cost. It was really more about the amount of pitting. In order to have removed all of it, they would have had to remove the brand markings, so yeah.
     
  5. Remllez

    Remllez Member

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    How's she shoot?
     
  6. GraveMAL

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    I haven't gotten a chance to go shooting yet, but she is functioning ALOT better after all the internal cleaning.
     
  7. pendennis

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    Well, it will probably make the S&W Classic show winner, but considering what you started with, it came out just fine. Just protect what you have, and enjoy the h*** out of it.
     
  8. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve Member

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    How'd that gun get so neglected to start with? Did you throw it in a lake for a few years?
     
  9. Axel Larson

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    Great improvement. Have fun shooting it at the range:).
     
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