View Full Version : Need some opinions on a ruger refinish

December 16, 2010, 09:43 PM
Ok I am hoarding any and all guns from from dad and grandpa , mainly b/c they dont care for them , they just sit in a damp closet . Just when i think i have them all som emore come out of the wood work ! tonight pops brought out two H&r 949 matching set ' nice' but the rear sights have some surface rust , I can handle those. next he brought out the ruger security six 357 . the front 3 in looks like hell and has some pitting , but from there back looks new . Am I looking at a total reblue or is there a possiblity of matching the repiar to the rest .http://i56.tinypic.com/531nqr.jpg

Bill DeShivs
December 17, 2010, 12:49 AM
Total refinish.
I suggest rater than rebluing, you upgrade the finish to nickel or hard chrome. Bluing will rust and wear off again.

December 17, 2010, 03:49 AM
Kudos for taking care of the guns. Too bad they were neglected but nothing like a new generation reviving some old guns and putting them to use.

December 18, 2010, 11:31 PM
I have never been able to get a Ruger to come out of the tanks looking like the Ruger factory finish. I use the Du-Lite system and they claim that Ruger does too. I had a 1950 Ruger standard that was rusted all over from sitting in a leather holster for 30+ years. so I sent it and a check for 40 bucks to Ruger
and had it back in about a month completely overhauled including the bluing
check a current owners manual or call ruger to see if the pricew is the same35.00 plus 5.00 return shipping. you'll be glad you did