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Old September 24, 2011, 01:38 PM   #1
Whirlwind06
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S&W model 10 refinish options?

I have a well used model 10 that I picked up. It is functionly solid good lock up and timing. But it must have someone truck gun or something. Quite a few rust spots with some pitting. annd just looks like heck. I have used some fine grit sandpaper to to remove the rust and keep the bare metal well oiled for now.

It is a good shooter and I would like to get it refinished. I see S&W offers a beadblast blue finish. I am thinking something like or having parkerized. I don't think duracoating it would would work very well. Any other choices out there

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Old September 24, 2011, 01:55 PM   #2
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Any plated finish, or ion-bonded finish will hold up better than bluing.
Parkerizing is a good, inexpensive finish.
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Old October 2, 2011, 11:59 AM   #3
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I don't care about "looks"

It is so easy for me to recommend service and finishes from www.apwcogan.com AND www.robarguns.com

I can personally recommend both Mr. Cogan's hardchrome and Mr. Barkmann's NP3.

NP3 is my current personal favorite finish.
Still.....
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