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Old August 3, 2002, 08:30 AM   #1
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Robar Companies Re-Finishing

I have several older S&W K-frames (both early 1970's vintage so no real collector value) which are mechanically good but have worn and marred finishes. I am thinking about having them re-finished with hopefully a close to original S&W blueing. S&W will do it but their price seems high. Their two main pluses are that the finish should be more correct than any other company and that I can drive my pistol there and pick-up, which saves me shipping costs.

Has anyone had a pistol re-blued by Robar? I have heard many good things about their other finishes but do not recall any discussions about their blueing?

I need some help and advice where to go.

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Old August 4, 2002, 08:36 AM   #2
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(Have guns from both places; not talking fron a$$.)

But whatsup with 'blue'?
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Old August 4, 2002, 07:56 PM   #3
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Robar specializes in coatings/plating

Not to say they can't do blueing. Since shipping is such an outrage for handguns, the fact you can take it to S&W yourself is a huge bonus. You know it'll be done right, there.
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Old August 4, 2002, 08:21 PM   #4
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"But whatsup with 'blue'?"

I want to try to return these firearms to (close to) their original condition. This includes blueing. No need for fancy finishes on either of them.
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Old August 8, 2002, 06:49 PM   #5
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No need for fancy finishes on either of them.
I dunno, Price, blue done well is about the fanciest finish I know of. Like a vintage car done in 14 coats of hand rubbed lacquer, you can lose yourself in a good blue job.


If you go that route, try to post some pictures, will you?
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Old August 8, 2002, 09:08 PM   #6
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"I dunno, Price, blue done well is about the fanciest finish I know of."

I agree. By fancy finishes I was actually referring to more exotic finishes such as hard chrome or Black-T. I want these pistols to have the great blue jobs that used to come on S&W products.
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