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BBush
April 20, 2009, 10:15 AM
I have a Remington model 1100 shotgun that I need to have reblued. I was wondering if any knows if you can send guns back to Remington to have them reblue it for you. I think that I would prefer to have Remington reblue it for me since it should have the original bluing on it again. I looked on their webpage, but I don't see anything about having a gun reblued. Also, if i can send my gun in, does anyone know the approximate cost. The gun does have soom very minor rust, so I know it will have to be sanded a little and then completely reblued.

zippy13
April 20, 2009, 10:37 AM
Don't know what the custom shop does these days. Try Remington Consumer Services / Parts & Service at 1-800-243-9700 and they should have an answer.

For product liability reasons, they may not offer refinishing without a total servicing. Some years ago, I took a gun to Perazzi for refinishing (wood and metal) and it took longer and cost more ($1K+) than I'd anticipated. After the fact, they admitted the work had been farmed out. You may be better off having you gun done by some respected gun company who specialize in refinishing, like Simmons. They used to do the factory finishing on the Pigeon grade Winchester M-12s.

oneounceload
April 20, 2009, 11:17 AM
If you're just looking for a reblue, check your local gunsmiths - one of them might be able to do that. Where I used to live, I was lucky that the smith could do it all and did it very well.......

M1911
April 20, 2009, 11:23 AM
You'd be better off finding a local gunsmith. Chances are they'd do a better job at less cost.

zippy13
April 20, 2009, 02:13 PM
The OP wanted to use Remington to duplicate the original finish on his M1100. That's why I recommended Simmons. However, if he's willing to have a finish that puts a standard M1100 finish to shame, there are many local gunsmiths who can make his 1100 look like a custom grade gun. On the down side, there are inexperienced or uncaring re-finishers who's only claim the fame is the ability to round-over nice sharp edges.

BBush's concern over some very minor rust is valid. A significant part of the refinishing process is file work to true damaged surfaces and sharpen edges. Remember, the more reflective the surface, the more obvious the flaws. A simple sanding of a deep rust spot will stick out like a sore thumb because of the distorted reflections from that area. A competent re-finisher can recommend if gun is a candidate for a deep gloss custom look, or is better off getting a matte finish.

BBush
April 20, 2009, 09:19 PM
Beside Remington, does anyone have any recommendations on someone who will do an excellent job in rebluing a firearm. Someone earlier mentioned Simmons, is there any others?

zippy13
April 21, 2009, 10:51 AM
You can give the Marks a call.....

Precision Bluing
Mark Smith
Green, NY
607-656-4356

Blue Ridge Bluing
Mark Waldo
Nathalie, VA
434-941-4202