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Old January 10, 2011, 07:05 PM   #1
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Jeweling my ole 9mm smith....Done for Now

While polishing my stainless beadblasted 5906...I got the silly Idea of wondering what the side of my slides would look like jeweled... I have just started playing with the jeweling process....

... was curious what others would think of my silly project.

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Old January 10, 2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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you need to do that back bit, to make it look right, just my .02
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Old January 10, 2011, 07:15 PM   #3
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Hadnt got that far yet... just trying to figure out if I liked it so far or not..
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Old January 10, 2011, 07:21 PM   #4
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kinda neat
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Old January 10, 2011, 07:43 PM   #5
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I think it looks pretty cool.
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Old January 10, 2011, 07:46 PM   #6
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Lookin good!
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Old January 10, 2011, 07:52 PM   #7
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I don't dislike the process but I don't like it on that gun. The plastic grip panels and the jeweling are at odds with each other.
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Old January 10, 2011, 07:59 PM   #8
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Have some nice hogue wood grips I will probably put back on it Krezy..

... tis just one a my carrys anyway... my all round beater gun...

...so to speak.
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Old January 10, 2011, 08:02 PM   #9
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Since you asked,
While I think jeweling small parts (trigger, hammer, etc.) can add a little personality to a gun, jeweling the slide looks outta place and just don't look right.

But apparently, some do like it.

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Old January 10, 2011, 08:22 PM   #10
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Hows this Kreyz??

I know some will like and some wont... but thats ok... honest answers are what I was looking for...

... Since I the gun was beadblasted when I got it,,, then I polished it out...now I jeweled part of the slide... Im pretty sure a beadblast would fix all that I have done to it..and would be back to original resale value.

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Old January 10, 2011, 08:31 PM   #11
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People who would complain about how it looks wouldn't hesitate to have a gun engraved. I like it better than some the engraved hunks of steel I've seen before.
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Old January 10, 2011, 08:36 PM   #12
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Night and day DiscoRacing.

I think it looks much better with the wood panels on it. Not sure I'd do it with my gun but I think the wood compliments the gun and jeweling better.
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Old January 10, 2011, 09:44 PM   #13
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How does one go about Jeweling something? I think it looks pretty neat
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Old January 10, 2011, 09:50 PM   #14
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If you did the rest of th fram like that it would look really nice with wood grips in my oppinion.
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Old January 10, 2011, 10:18 PM   #15
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Kinda got that "Carbon Fiber" look to it.
Nice job!
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Old January 10, 2011, 10:32 PM   #16
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liking it better
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Old January 10, 2011, 10:41 PM   #17
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I like it. I think it would look good on a revolver. Not one of the triplets cause they look good as is. (I'm still talking about guns) Maybe do something with a 4 inch barrel and wood grips.
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Old January 10, 2011, 10:57 PM   #18
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Personally, I like it. Especially with the wood grips. I always thought factory jeweling would be a good option on guns marketed to the ladies, instead of just slapping a pink grip on.
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Old January 11, 2011, 07:20 AM   #19
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People who would complain about how it looks wouldn't hesitate to have a gun engraved. I like it better than some the engraved hunks of steel I've seen before.
Sure I would. I like my guns plain and simple. I don't care much for engraving and like the jewling even less.

But if you happen to like it, it's ok with me.
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Old January 11, 2011, 07:29 AM   #20
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Lookin good man. Keep goin says I. Don't stop till she's covered.
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Old January 11, 2011, 07:56 AM   #21
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Wasnt sure if I would do the whole gun or not...might be overkill

slammedsi... there are a couple of videos on youtube how to do it...larry potterfield from Midwayusa shows pretty well. Not hard just time consuming.

ep2621... Im thinking about doing the cylinder on my ole trusty redhawk.

Goodspeed says go all the way...dont stop till ya hit wood he says..
... Will give that some thought..

.. still cold and snowy today... might just go to it.
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Old January 11, 2011, 08:07 AM   #22
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It looks ugly to me.
I think, just polished would be better than jeweled.
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Old January 11, 2011, 09:05 AM   #23
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Old January 11, 2011, 09:17 AM   #24
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I don't care for the appearance, but I do admire the hard work and craftsmanship that you put into it.

Nice work.
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Old January 11, 2011, 10:35 AM   #25
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I think it's pretty darn cool. I think it would look even better with a black frame.
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