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Project S&W 66 comes home

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bikemutt, Sep 18, 2012.

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  1. bikemutt
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    I had picked up this model 66 a few weeks ago that was in excellent mechanical condition but rather rough cosmetic condition. It was wearing a Hogue monogrip when I bought it. Anyway, I had a credit with my local 'smith so I had him do a full teardown and bead-blast. Added a nice target grip and picked her up today.

    Probably not everyone's cup of tea, but I kinda like her this way, nice enough to share a couple pictures with friends at any rate :)

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  2. rswartsell

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    I like the looks. I do wonder if it tends to be a bit more difficult to clean?
     
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    It's different, but your right, not my cup of tea.

    That may be pretty difficult to get carbon deposits and staining off of it.

    Good luck with it.
     
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    Gives it a kind of "utility" look. Like an old truck in primer.

    To clean my bead-blasted Ruger GP100 I usually just douse it with Remoil spray and let it set a bit. Most of the residue not on the cylinder face comes off pretty easily then.
     
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    "Battleship Grey".....I kinda like it !! (BTW, not 10 minutes ago, I grabbed my beloved 66-no dash to investigate the dog barking on the back porch.)
     
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    thank you for saving the unloved girl

    I think she looks nice.

    Good job
     
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    I like it. :)
    My smithy do a bead blast on my Security Six a few months ago.
     
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    Business-like.
     
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    Very nice. I'm a fan of grey Parkerizing, and this has a similar look, if a bit brighter. Need to pick me up an S&W Victory some day.
     
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    I like it, in a sort of no-frills utilitarian way.
     
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    Not my cup of tea, but it is a nice gun.
     
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