View Full Version : Refinishing a M28

June 30, 2012, 06:22 PM
I have an old S&W M28. It was electroless nickelled about 30 years ago. The finish has a few rough spots on it. Can the current finish be removed? I'd like it nickelled again? Who can do a good job and for about how much?

July 3, 2012, 04:58 PM
Electroless nickel can be removed and the gun polished, then the electroles nickel can be reapplied.

July 3, 2012, 05:19 PM
I don't have a link, but Ford's in Tampa area has a reputation for some seriously nice work.

July 3, 2012, 08:40 PM
Thanks, I kinda think I want a regular nickel finish.

Bill DeShivs
July 3, 2012, 09:13 PM
The only visual difference in nickel plating and electroless nickel plating is the method of application. Electroless plates in hole and voids better than electrolytic nickel, and is a little harder.
The surface finish dictates how either finish looks.

July 8, 2012, 08:47 AM
Most highly recommend either www.apwcogan.com and www.robarguns.com

July 8, 2012, 10:32 AM
Here is the link to Fords. Look at their Customer Pics link for some really nice examples of their work.

July 8, 2012, 05:34 PM
Here is a link:


You can tell they do primo work, especially very high polish blue and nickel.



July 9, 2012, 07:23 AM
Thanks Bruce. I forgot to include the link. This old-age thing is really kicking my butt.