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Shotgun693
June 30, 2012, 06:22 PM
I have an old S&W M28. It was electroless nickelled about 30 years ago. The finish has a few rough spots on it. Can the current finish be removed? I'd like it nickelled again? Who can do a good job and for about how much?

Scorch
July 3, 2012, 04:58 PM
Electroless nickel can be removed and the gun polished, then the electroles nickel can be reapplied.

Doyle
July 3, 2012, 05:19 PM
I don't have a link, but Ford's in Tampa area has a reputation for some seriously nice work.

Shotgun693
July 3, 2012, 08:40 PM
Thanks, I kinda think I want a regular nickel finish.

Bill DeShivs
July 3, 2012, 09:13 PM
The only visual difference in nickel plating and electroless nickel plating is the method of application. Electroless plates in hole and voids better than electrolytic nickel, and is a little harder.
The surface finish dictates how either finish looks.

WESHOOT2
July 8, 2012, 08:47 AM
Most highly recommend either www.apwcogan.com and www.robarguns.com

Doyle
July 8, 2012, 10:32 AM
Here is the link to Fords. Look at their Customer Pics link for some really nice examples of their work.

BruceM
July 8, 2012, 05:34 PM
Here is a link:

http://www.fordsguns.com/

You can tell they do primo work, especially very high polish blue and nickel.

;)

Bruce

Doyle
July 9, 2012, 07:23 AM
Thanks Bruce. I forgot to include the link. This old-age thing is really kicking my butt.