Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by MNine, Oct 31, 2005.
Sideplates are not common, but you might find a used one at: (www.e-gunparts.com)
A sideplate isn't really hard. I know guys who have dozens of them. And they've had them for years because they can't find a gun they really fit.
If it were mine, I'd just buff the sideplate to reduce the pitting and then reblue it.
But it would have to be very badly pitted before I'd do anything.
But be sure the work is done by hand polishing, not on a wheel, and that the plate is polished while on the frame to insure a matching fit. Doing this is not difficult, but doing it right is. Pick your refinisher carefully, or do the preliminary work yourself.
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