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SS ROA....matte or polished?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Psycho, May 15, 2013.

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  1. Psycho

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    The two guns below both started out as matte stainless steel but I bought some Mothers Mag polish and put some elbow grease into the one to give it a nice, shiny polished look.

    I suspect I'll end up polishing the second one as well since it becomes that much more of an eye catcher.

    I like stainless both ways but curious as to which way others prefer their stainless ROA's.

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  2. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Shined up nicely, didn't it?
     
  3. J-Bar

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    Dang, but it's nice to see firearms in some kinda finish besides camo, black or pink!

    Nicely done.
     
  4. Jaymo

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    Nice. Now, I want to polish my 1976 Liberty Edition, and my GP100.
    My Single Six .32 H&R is shiny from the factory.
     
  5. wap41

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    I have three factory high polish with faux ivory grips and I like them much better than reg S.S.or blue
     
  6. AbitNutz

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    The high polish clean up much easier...
     
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    The factory finish is more of a satin or brushed finish. Matte would be bead blasted. That said, I hate Ruger's brushed finish and greatly prefer either a bright polish or a soft bead blast.
     
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    Looks like a really nice antique nickle finish...the way they did it in the old days... on say, Indian Police Remmies. Really nice job. Too bad mine's blued.
     
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    satin..chrome is for the boys in the hood
     
  11. CraigC
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    Nonsense. Bright nickel has been used for sixguns for at least 140yrs. This weird aversion some people have towards shiny guns is a modern thing.
     
  12. kendak

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    well everybody has their own opinion & I don't like shiny except on my HD ..have a nice day
     
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    The finish doesn't matter to me personally BUT where did you get the S&W type front sight???? I want one.
     
  14. wap41

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    color is a personal preference,if ROA's only came purple with orange polka dots I'd still have to have one.It's the shooting that counts
     
  15. Psycho

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    Yes it did.

    Thanks

    I've been looking to get a GP 100 and wonder how it would look polished up. That's a lot of metal that would be just gleaming :)

    Yeah, satin is probably the word I was actually looking for.

    Thanks. That could be a good excuse to get another one in stainless.

    Sorry I can't answer or take credit for that. The gentleman I bought it from in California had that installed by a gunsmith out there. That was a nice bonus on the purchase.
     
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