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Old September 27, 2006, 01:57 PM   #1
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Handgun Reblueing?

i took my s&w model 27 out last night and spotted a small bit of rust on the side plate ..... since there are a couple of dings in the finish from the time i dropped it anyway . i was wondering who had the best deals on refinishing my baby. needs the dings takin out and the blueing redone i guess... i had thought about sending to smith&wesson for a factory job but i need some input on some smiths too. outside of the dings in the barrel and the cylinder and the rust spot about the size of a pin head the thing is in great shape for a 1968 vintage revolver.... ideas?

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Old September 27, 2006, 06:45 PM   #2
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On a Model 27, I would not trust anyone but S&W.

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Old September 27, 2006, 07:08 PM   #3
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Old September 27, 2006, 07:33 PM   #4
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S&W will have the best combination of quality, price, and turnaround.

Plus a genuine factory re-finish is less damaging to the value than a non-factory re-finish.

Plus, while S&W has it, they will check it over for you.
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Old September 27, 2006, 09:50 PM   #5
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YEP D-FERRIS..... i'd have the techs at s&w look it over while was there for sure... i should go over to the smith&wesson website to check on getting it done.... any tips on how to keep a blued gun from rusting ?? i did think it was covered good with rem oil anough to keep it from doing that anyway.

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Old September 27, 2006, 10:13 PM   #6
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Not everyone agrees about Smith gunsmithing.
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Old September 29, 2006, 11:07 AM   #7
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after seeing those reports on the s&w forum i'm really guessing what to do now....... you'd think they might have some really good craftsmen there to work on those old treasures but i guess not......

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Old September 29, 2006, 01:20 PM   #8
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Sounds like your gun is not in bad shape at all. If so, even a factory refinish would severely devalue it.
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