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Old 03-07-2011, 09:40   #1
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Revolver Refinish

I have an older model Smith 14-1 Revolver that has had most of the bluing worn off of it. I am trying to figure out what would be best to help protect the metal from rust. I had not handled it much and it had developed some surface rust that I cleaned off but I want to protect the metal and be able to enjoy shooting it.

I am trying to decide between DuraCoat or a reblue from smith. I know neither is going to look the same but this is not a collector piece anyway.

Anyone have any actual experience with a duracoat revolver?
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:51   #2
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Spray on finishes and revolvers are not a good match IMHO. You would be much better off just rebluing it or, if you want something different, going to a nickel plating.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:15   #3
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Check the work at Ford's Guns.
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Old 03-09-2011, 21:03   #4
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I was trying to be cheap, but I will keep her oiled until I can spend the extra money on a better finish.
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Old 03-09-2011, 21:09   #5
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Ford's in Florida is the way to go..http://www.fordsguns.com/
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Old 03-14-2011, 22:52   #6
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S&W Re-Finish

You might give S&W customer service a call. S&W does re-blue jobs that are really good and a decent price... plus while you have the gun at the factory you can have a "tune up" done which barring the need for major parts will return the gun to as new condition for a fixed price (last one I had done, well worn Texas DPS trade in, only cost $55.00... a really great value to me as it included removing the barrel and re-cutting the forcing cone at that price.)

When the gun came back it looked and functioned like a factory new gun.

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Old 03-15-2011, 02:49   #7
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I am waiting for Coal Creek Armory to do their Isonite QPQ (Melonite/Tenifer?) on my SW Model 640.

I already have a well used and beaten blue'd model 10 and figure this 640 (originally satin in finish) could use a make over.

More to come once I get billed and the gun returned.
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:46   #8
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Hmm I would like to hear how that turns out for you.

I am currently leaning toward sending it in to Smith and Wesson once they send my M&P 45 back. Though something that would last a bit longer than bluing would be nice so I may have it done in nickel.

I found out that the revolver had been re blued in the past by another owner, so it is not original anyway.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:16   #9
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I called S&W a while back to do my 15-2, they quoted me $200 plus shipping. I think Fords was $275.
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Old 04-17-2011, 15:17   #10
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Its been about 5 weeks so I hope the gun should be ready soon. Updates to follow...
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:34   #11
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:28   #12
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I agree with Robar Guns you would be better off having it reblued then to use a DIY product like Duracoat or Cerakote
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:03   #13
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I was supposed to have the revolver earlier this week but USPS failed to deliver. The gun is on its way back or at Coal Creek armory right now. I sent them a UPS Next Day Air label VIA FedEx with an ETA of May 9th. I should be getting the gun by Wednesday the 11th.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:12   #14
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I finally got around to having my camera with me and here are some pictures of Coal Creek Armory's Isonite QPQ on a stainless SW 640. Its a very nice finish but only time will time how well it wears...

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Old 06-14-2011, 15:12   #15
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Looks good!
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Old 06-17-2011, 17:43   #16
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Looks good!
Thank you Shot 50 rounds of 158 gr. +P .38 special through the gun (Speer Lawman) and it is holding up well. It doesn't even look dirty, lol..
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