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Old April 27, 2002, 11:50 PM   #1
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Jeweled Sideplate Screws?

Has anyone thought about polishing, anodizing, or jeweling the sideplate screws of your revolver? I think that it might look interesting to swap out some blued screws or colored screws for the plain stainless ones on a stainless revolver. Any thoughts? It seems like another way to personalize a revolver other than engraving and adding custom grips.
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Old April 28, 2002, 12:42 AM   #2
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I've seen a few over the years with gold or nickel plated parts, including screws. Colt offers heat blued screws as a Custom Shop item, on single actions.

The plate screws on most DA revolvers are really too small to jewel and have it show.
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Old April 28, 2002, 10:20 AM   #3
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I stole an idea I saw in Weigand's page of polishing the screw heads. It really looks good on a matte stainless gun and adds a little contrast.
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Old April 28, 2002, 10:21 AM   #4
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Would need extra large headed screws so us older folks could see em.

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Old April 28, 2002, 02:07 PM   #5
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HPWR40,

How did you polish the screws?
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Old April 28, 2002, 09:17 PM   #6
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Stoic, I just removed the screws, put a dab of Flitz or Simichrome on the head and took a few passes with my Dremel. Nice and shiny.
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Old April 28, 2002, 10:32 PM   #7
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I've seen nitre-blued screws on stainless, nickel-plated, and color case-hardened frames. Lovely!
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