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Old April 11, 2009, 12:29 PM   #1
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BP blue or ss

Im going to buy a BP 1858 new army 44 from Cabela's I would prefer stainless steel , but wondering if its worth the difference in price. Blue $220 SS $330. Thanks for any thoughts.
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Old April 11, 2009, 12:45 PM   #2
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If you want stainless, get stainless. Stainless is a little more forgiving about cleaning than it's blued brother.
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Old April 11, 2009, 02:37 PM   #3
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stainless will withstand corrosion, nicks, scratches, moisture better, and also is a stronger gun

what's it worth ? whatever someone is willing to pay at the time. Currently Ruger no longer makes that gun new- if they release it again, it will devalue your gun- if you're gonna sell, now's the time

it's all supply-demand
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Old April 11, 2009, 04:52 PM   #4
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stainless will withstand corrosion, nicks, scratches, moisture better, and also is a stronger gun
There's stainless and then there's stainless. Some SS is stronger than carbon steel some isn't. Gun steel (especially foreign)is going to be of the softer variety.
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Old April 11, 2009, 06:10 PM   #5
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The stainless steels used in firearms tend to be softer, at least on the surface, than most carbon steels. Stainless steel scratches ultra easily, in my experience.

Note: The crappy Italian cap & ball blued steel might violate this rule.
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Old April 11, 2009, 07:59 PM   #6
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He's talking about buying a new ss NMA not a ROA he's not selling anything Captain. You could be more helpful if you slow down a bit and read the post
Stainless does show scratches worse than blue steel,but on the up side a bit of rubbing with some scotch-brite and they are almost good as new.Cant do that with a blued gun.Iffin you like the look of the SS go for it it's your money and your gun.
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Old April 11, 2009, 08:24 PM   #7
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Im going to buy a BP 1858 new army 44 from Cabela's I would prefer stainless steel , but wondering if its worth the difference in price. Blue $220 SS $330. Thanks for any thoughts.


I have that in 8 inch SS , nice to come home , put it away , have a beer and clean it tomorrow or the next day , very fine piece.
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Old April 11, 2009, 09:10 PM   #8
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have that in 8 inch SS , nice to come home , put it away , have a beer and clean it tomorrow or the next day , very fine piece.
You can do that with blued also. BP and Pyrodex aren't nearly as corrosive as most people think.
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Old April 11, 2009, 09:30 PM   #9
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stainless will withstand corrosion, nicks, scratches, moisture better, and also is a stronger gun
Stainless firearms generally scratch or nick as easy or easier than it's blue steel counterpart. Generally it is weaker, but it's an insignificant amount. Stainless well still rust and corrode with out proper care.
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