Replating a nickel gun?

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  1. WEATHERBY460

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    I would like to have a gun that is nickel, replated because in some areas the copper is showing thru.

    Will this hurt the value of the gun, can it be seen that it was replated?

    I mainly just need the hammer replated. Does anyone know where I could mail the hammer out to get replated, or would a local plating company be able to do it? Thanks
     
  2. tarpleyg

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    ANY time you refinish a gun, it will reduce the value. So, if you think it's worth something, I'd leave it alone.
     

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    Electorless nickel is cheap to have done.

    That said, matching the old finish will be hard.
     
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    Buy a replacement plated hammer and install it? That way you can keep the original.
     
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    That sounds like a great idea.

    No harm, no foul.
     
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    Having the hammer done on a second generation is no big deal. It will have to be chemically stripped and a new layer of chrome applied. Accurate Plating has done several jobs for me. They are very good at what they do. A 2d generation isn't as collectable as a 1st gen gun. Since its just the hammer most people would never know.