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    Re: cheepie reblue how too......

    Looks Great!!
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    Nice, I guess you found the trigger spring. I guess you could pick up a beater real cheap and turn it into a master peice.

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    Would a 6" buffing wheel on a grinder be a mistake to use, assuming correct selection of buffing compound?
    Properly cared for, a good gun will last a lifetime, and several more as well!

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    WOW... that looks great...and I have an old (no safety so it's pre 68) Beretta 950B that could really use some love...

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    Looks very nice. You are right on the money in preparing the gun for bluing. Remember, everything that shows in the sanding job will show thru in the final finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamo002 View Post
    Would a 6" buffing wheel on a grinder be a mistake to use, assuming correct selection of buffing compound?
    I wouldn't recommend using a powered wheel or anything powered for that matter. You can dish out screw holes and make a wavy finish on your part too easily. In the S&W factory they use up to 30 wheels with an experienced polisher to get the finish right on just one model of revolver.

    Use a flat backing block for the flats, and pick out curved dowels and items that match the contours to back your sandpaper. Keep all the sanding in the same direction, if possible.

    To match the factory finish, start with a fine grit of sandpaper, like 600 grit on a small section, then slowly go lower in grits, to 400, then 350, etc on the same spot until the scratches match the original finish.

    An obvious re-blue job is when the gun is much shinier than the factory finish, or the grit polish doesn't match on certain parts of the gun.

    Andy

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    I used to do quite a bit of rust bluing. It's better than hot blue and will outlast it. Gun makers used use it all the time but then hot bluing was faster and cheaper. All the older Lugers and Mauser pistols were rust blued. I had good results with the bluing solution from Brownells' It is a lot of work but the results are worth it.


 
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