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Bennett Richards
January 11, 1999, 01:54 AM
I was wondering if I might attempt to do my own polish job on the breechface of my 1911's SS slide?

If so, what's the best way to do it?

Thanks,

Ben.

George Stringer
January 11, 1999, 08:41 AM
Ben, this is a job that you can do yourself. You need a hard Arkansas stone small enough to fit flat against the breech face. What you're after is just to polish, not remove metal. Some may disagree but I don't recommend any kind of sand paper or files. It takes time and patience. Just polish with the stone until you achieve the finish you want. George