29 Smith blueing

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  1. xlsbob

    xlsbob
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    I just got a 4" 29 Smith that had been left in a leather holster forever. The bluing on the cylinder is messed up and lightly etched, anybody have a good source to blue either the cylinder or the whole gun? It's useable as is but I'd really rather have it look like it should.
     
  2. MountainBear

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    Send it to S&W. I have polished them and blued them before, but it is labor intensive to get it to look right. For the money, hard to beat the S&W factory job...
     
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  3. xlsbob

    xlsbob
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    Any ideas on a rough cost? I'm into it cheap enough I want it to be right
     
  4. Velzey

    Velzey
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  5. xlsbob

    xlsbob
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    Thanks, appreciate it.
     
  6. taroman

    taroman
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    S&W repaired and refinished this very beat up 29-2:
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