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Will hard chroming a revolver effect its accuracy?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Fatelvis, Sep 10, 2005.

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  1. Fatelvis

    Fatelvis Member

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    Im thinking of buying a blued revolver to be used in silhouette shooting, and was thinking of having it hard chromed. If I have the entire gun chromed, even the bore, will it effect its overall accuracy? Thanks-
     
  2. dfariswheel

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    No.

    It WILL likely improve the feel of the action, prevent fouling from sticking to it, make it easier to see the fouling, and prevent wear and corrosion.
     
  3. Moonclip

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    I don't think you can hard chrome the bore once it leaves the factory, I could be wrong. I would think it would make the bore smaller just enough to affect accuracy or safety.
     
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    The benchrest shooters wont hardchrome a barrel, but for a pistol-no problems. The dimension change is so slight with hard chrome that it wont be an issue.
     
  5. nextjoe

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    Hard chrome is only something like 0.0003" thick, so the bore would be a total of 0.0006" smaller. There's more variation than that in the diameter of different bullets. Shouldn't be a problem.

    My bigger concern would be getting the bore absolutely, completely clean before plating. Of course, a good plating house should be thoroughly prepared to do just that.
     
  6. Fatelvis

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    Thanks Guys- Can anyone recommend a good place for plating?
     
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    Thanks, I hope they plate revolvers as well as autos!
     
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    Yes they do revolvers, or at least they used to, I had a smith mdl. 66 that was done by them.....excellent finish and great turnaround time.....
    these guys are also supposed to be good....tom
    http://www.apwcogan.com/Refinishing.htm
     
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