View Full Version : Handgun Reblueing?

September 27, 2006, 01:57 PM
i took my s&w model 27 out last night and spotted a small bit of rust on the side plate :eek: ..... since there are a couple of dings in the finish from the time i dropped it anyway :mad: . i was wondering who had the best deals on refinishing my baby. needs the dings takin out and the blueing redone i guess... i had thought about sending to smith&wesson for a factory job but i need some input on some smiths too. outside of the dings in the barrel and the cylinder and the rust spot about the size of a pin head the thing is in great shape for a 1968 vintage revolver.... ideas?

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James K
September 27, 2006, 06:45 PM
On a Model 27, I would not trust anyone but S&W.


September 27, 2006, 07:08 PM
doug turnbill

September 27, 2006, 07:33 PM
S&W will have the best combination of quality, price, and turnaround.

Plus a genuine factory re-finish is less damaging to the value than a non-factory re-finish.

Plus, while S&W has it, they will check it over for you.

September 27, 2006, 09:50 PM
YEP D-FERRIS..... i'd have the techs at s&w look it over while was there for sure... i should go over to the smith&wesson website to check on getting it done.... any tips on how to keep a blued gun from rusting ?? i did think it was covered good with rem oil anough to keep it from doing that anyway.

LIFE IS SHORT.........

September 27, 2006, 10:13 PM
Not everyone agrees about Smith gunsmithing.


September 29, 2006, 11:07 AM
after seeing those reports on the s&w forum i'm really guessing what to do now....... you'd think they might have some really good craftsmen there to work on those old treasures but i guess not......


Bill DeShivs
September 29, 2006, 01:20 PM
Sounds like your gun is not in bad shape at all. If so, even a factory refinish would severely devalue it.