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S&W color caseharding of parts

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by 44and45, Mar 5, 2003.

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  1. 44and45

    44and45 Member In Memoriam

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    Can anyone recomend someone who can do color caseharding on old S&W hammer and trigger...WW-1 2nd model.

    I need someone who has the skill to do it right and reasonable in price too.

    Thanks...too old and poor to have a S&W gun addiction.

    44and45
     
  2. Jim K

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    Did you try a call to S&W? They will do the best job.

    Note that some outfits that advertise color refinishing use a heat process that does NOT harden the part, only colors it. So before you send it to anyone else, make sure what they do.

    Jim
     
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    44and45 Member In Memoriam

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    I have tried to get S&W to reblue and color casehardening, but they refuse to work on old guns.

    They seem to have cut off period of about 1955 that they will do such work on.

    Don't really need to case hardened, guess coloring with hot torch would probably be the right way to go, but such coloring will wear off from handling so I'm told.

    Once had a Savage M99 take-down rifle lever color heated and it turned out really nice...but cannot remember the guys name or address in Cody Wy from about 15 years ago.

    I don't know why more people don't do such restoring for old guns, seems like there's a lot of gents who would like to have it done.

    Thank you for you're reply.

    Note: the attached photo beautiful grips and color case hardening are not my firearm, but I have one with the same type grips but in 75 % condition. Only showed this to exemplify hammer and trigger...plus the purty grips.


    44and45 Jim
     

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    44and45:

    Those are some mighty pretty stocks!
     
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