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Old July 29th, 2018, 05:05 PM #1
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Revolver re-blue needed

Is there any gunsmith in the Washington/Baltimore/Annapolis area that can do a good reblue on a revolver?
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Engage, Hafers, or Scott’s Gunsmithing

No experience with any for a reblue just giving you a starting point.
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Duffys. Ryan does a phenomenal job.
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What make model is the revolver? Colt or Smith and Wesson I would recommend sending it in for a factory reblue.

If there is no collector value then I would have it ceracoted by Engage Armament.
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What make model is the revolver? Colt or Smith and Wesson I would recommend sending it in for a factory reblue.

If there is no collector value then I would have it ceracoted by Engage Armament.
1st Gen SAA, no collector's value because it has a barrel and cylinder replacement (changing the caliber) and the finish stripped from all other parts. Not worth a full restoration. but I want something that looks like Colt factory bluing.
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1st Gen SAA, no collector's value because it has a barrel and cylinder replacement (changing the caliber) and the finish stripped from all other parts. Not worth a full restoration. but I want something that looks like Colt factory bluing.
I would check with Colt myself. They do an incredible job.
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Colt doesn't do refinishing anymore or work on any double-action revolvers other than the new Cobra as well. What repairs they do outside of warranty work is something like a two year wait. Not exactly inspires confidence nor consumer friendly...no wonder the company is in the shape it's in. They're putting out some fine products but nothing on the backside of the sale it seems. I say that as a Colt guy and it's very disheartening.
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Colt doesn't do refinishing anymore or work on any double-action revolvers other than the new Cobra as well. What repairs they do outside of warranty work is something like a two year wait. Not exactly inspires confidence nor consumer friendly...no wonder the company is in the shape it's in. They're putting out some fine products but nothing on the backside of the sale it seems. I say that as a Colt guy and it's very disheartening.
I didn't know they had slipped that far. It sucks to see an American Icon fall. I had them do a Python for me back in 2000. Price was great and the finish was perfect. They even included a factory letter showing date of manufacture and refinish.
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Problem is, all the folks that knew how to work on real revolvers, got old and retired.
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