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Old February 2, 2013, 06:56 PM   #26
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As a favor to the rest of the gun-owning world, hang a sign around this guy's neck. (Ok, this might be unkind. I do not know him, but I had to vent my first reaction.)

Take the gun to a reliable Smith & Wesson certified gunsmith and have him check the gun out and present your friend with the bill. If he is a friend, he will at least pay half (recognizing that accepting a free job has put some responsibility on you).

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Old February 3, 2013, 12:33 AM   #27
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I had my revolver refinished with Cerakote. The internal parts were also refinished, including the cylinder chambers
The Cerakote process can be tricky to do correctly with revolvers.

The problem is that the process closes tolerances by a couple thousanths of an inch. Sometimes that's not a problem, and sometimes it could be a good thing. For example, Cerakoting the slide and frame of a semiauto might improve fit a bit.

The problem with revolvers is that you've got a bunch of tiny parts that fit really tightly to begin with. To do the process right, the gun should be disassembled, the small internals should be set aside, and the insides need to be polished after the coating is applied. If these steps are skipped, you end up with a revolver that fits too tightly, and with a great deal of excess friction between parts. Imagine spray-painting the inside of a watch without removing the cogs and such, and you've got the idea.
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Old February 3, 2013, 12:44 AM   #28
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and lol @ the seconed post.
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Old February 3, 2013, 03:20 AM   #29
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The internal parts were also refinished, including the cylinder chambers.
Sorry to say it, but your friend is incompetent. As if not plugging the chambers before spraying was bad enough, to paint the internals is absolutely ridiculous. Don't let him near any more of you or your brothers guns.

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Old February 3, 2013, 12:53 PM   #30
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Solution found. The guy who did the "job" bought my brother's revolver.

Everybody is now happy. My brother has cash to look for a 4" 38 special. He is not into guns, and didn't like the snubby very much as found it not easy to shoot accurately. A 4" should be a better option for him.

My friend got rid of his responsibility with my bro for doing such a messy job.

I am happy this story has ended, cause I was the one who convinced my bro to let my friend refinish his 36.... And, by the way, I have learned a good lesson.

Thanks for all your comments.

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Old February 3, 2013, 02:09 PM   #31
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Wrap some 0000 steel wool around a brush and power drill the paint out. Next time your friend should mask the chamber(s) and bore.
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Old February 3, 2013, 06:19 PM   #32
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Happy ending

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Solution found. The guy who did the "job" bought my brother's revolver.

Everybody is now happy.
Even better if the budding "gunsmith" has learned from the experience.

That he made the gun's owner whole speaks well for his integrity (if not for his gunsmithing smarts).

He might be a good one someday. You can cure ignorant. You can't cure stupid and curing a lack of integrity is a hard road indeed.

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Old February 4, 2013, 08:26 AM   #33
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Good for him, he did the right thing & payed for his mistake. Hats off.
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Old February 4, 2013, 06:41 PM   #34
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" You can cure ignorant. You can't cure stupid and curing a lack of integrity is a hard road indeed"

1.000 % agree!!!
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