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Another project complete

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by TINCANBANDIT, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. TINCANBANDIT

    TINCANBANDIT Federal Way Active Member

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  2. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Very nice!! And well documented!!

    So what type of bluing did you settle on for the cylinder? "disasterpiece" :( I hate it when they come out looking like that!!
     
  3. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    You'll want to put a good uv resistant finish on those grips or they will brown out significantly. Most of the exotic hardwoods with spectacular color (bloodwood, Purple Heart, paduk, etc) tend to lose their color to brown with uv exposure. Sadly, as spectacular as the initial color is, is as plain as the underlying grain is. So try to find some uv resistant finish to protect those, as it looks like you did a nice job on them!
     
  4. TINCANBANDIT

    TINCANBANDIT Federal Way Active Member

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    I ended up leaving the way it was, it is unique...which I like