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My refinished Colt Detective Special SF-VI

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I picked it up a few days ago and it did not look too bad. It just showed some holster wear and had a few scratches and a couple nicks. It looked like this...

    SF-VI.jpg

    Then it looked like this a couple days ago...

    Disassembled.jpg

    Now I have just about finished it. It just needs a tiny bit more buffing and the new grips installed that I ordered. It is extremely hard to get a decent pic of a glossy gun without setting up proper lighting but this pic turned out well enough to give you the general idea. Here is what it looks like now...

    polishedpony.jpg

    This gun is making me think seriously about going back to carrying a revolver as my EDC.
     
  2. MuddyWatters

    MuddyWatters West Seattle Member

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    Very nice.
     
  3. wolfwistle

    wolfwistle lebanon Member

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    That is nice. Good job.I think it's alway better to have a owner of a gun work on it other than a gunsmith ,because it means so much more to them than just a paycheck. I also feel sorry for them that are afraid of working on there own firearms.To me I don't feel like I own a firearm intill I know how it works, and can fix it .
     
  4. mjn

    mjn Tri-Cities, Wa Active Member

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    Oh man... that is beautiful!

    I used to have an Agent and a nickel Cobra.. wish I still had 'em...
     
  5. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Grade A work there PBP :thumbup:
     
  6. just dan

    just dan PDX Active Member

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    that sure is purdy....
    i recently shot a .38 special for the first time... got me wanting a wheel gun real bad.
     
  7. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Didn't look bad to begin with, I'd have left it alone to protect it's collector value.

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  8. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    First, these modern Colts have little in the way of "collector's value."

    Second, polishing stainless will not affect value. The gun can easily be restored to the original finish. It is not like blueing.
     
  9. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So, how long until the next sell off? That collection of yours seems to be getting bigger by the week!
     
  10. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    PBP - good work there - came out nice! So how does it shoot?
     
  11. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    It is done. Now to the range with it.

    ColtSF-VI.jpg
     
  12. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious how do you buff it? If I bought a set of dremel tools would that do it?
     
  13. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    You can use a dremel, but I prefer the old fashioned way. I like to buff by hand. With a dremel you have to make sure to not use an abrasive or you may damage the sdurface badly before you realize what you are doing.
     
  14. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Looks real good!