View Full Version : Just a few newbie questions about finishes.

February 11, 2005, 07:06 PM

I have a few questions about finishes...

I'm going to be getting a Ruger Redhawk 44M 5in, (along with, probably a Super Blackhawk)
and I'm wondering if I should get blued or stainless...? :eek:

I, personally, like the look of blued... Even more so when it's worn, heh.
I own a 1974 Security-Six that looks like hell, and god damn I love it. :D

I'm worried about rust, though. Especially, on the gun thats going my baby. :(, Well, second.
I live in southern New Hampshire, and the weather changes often.

Will blued be a problem? I don't mind going with stainless, and I
like the look of stainless, as well...

Stainless just seems more simple and plain, too... Another +1.


February 11, 2005, 07:15 PM
Does your blued Security Six live with you now? How's it doing? Seems like you might be the best person to answer the question.

February 11, 2005, 07:19 PM
It doesn't really have any rust, though. :cool:
Only tiny spots on the trigger and hammer. :eek:

I'm wondering, basically, if stainless is a better choice. :confused:
Especially for rust. :(

February 12, 2005, 05:08 AM
Hello folks.™

Stainless steel can still rust. Sweat is a fine eroder.

In terms of blued or stainless, get what you like best.

Both will rust with time.

P.S. Get what you like best...it always works. :)

Dave Sample
February 12, 2005, 01:46 PM
Amen, Brick