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Polished 1911

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Shootnstuff, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. Shootnstuff

    Shootnstuff Vancouver wa Member

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    I'm interested in getting my Ruger SR1911 polished. Does anyone know who in PDX or the Northwest that could fully polish a firearm. Also any ideas what this would cost, am I crazy to think 3 to 4 hundred.

    Thanks
     
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  2. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    You can do this yourself for free with a little time, patience and elbow grease. Then you'll have the satisfaction of having done it yourself. There are a bunch of step by step videos on youtube.
     
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  3. DLeeHarley

    DLeeHarley Idaho New Member

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    I'm in that process myself. I have a Ruger SR1911CMD and I've begun the process of polishing it out. I started with I think it was 600 then 1000 wet then 2000 wet then a polishing wheel with Mother's Aluminum polish. It's going to need a lot more effort. My mistake was I didn't sand out the 600 enough before moving up, so I've got some deep marks that I need to go back and polish out. But like already stated, you'll feel better knowing that you've done it yourself! Good luck Later,
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    Dennis in Idaho
     
  4. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Do you have to remove enough material that you erase the rollmarks?
     
  5. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    If you polish it yourself, then you will treat it like a normal gun. If you pay $400 to have it polished, you will treat it like a BBQ gun.
     
  6. DLeeHarley

    DLeeHarley Idaho New Member

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    I haven't lost them yet. It's deeper than you think. But you don't wanna go too far either. Later,
    Dennis
     
  7. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    all mothers mag polish, no wheel
     
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  8. DLeeHarley

    DLeeHarley Idaho New Member

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    Coop +1 that's great! And that wheel gun has lots of nooks and crannies that are a PITA to get good coverage, especially by hand! Looks quite a bit better than mine, so I'd better quit procrastinating. But I'm soooooo good at it too. LOL Thanks again Coop, great work. Later,
    D.
     
  9. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    Here is a before and after of my Mustang . . . Just take your time and if you don't feel comfortable doing it have a professional do it but it's fairly simple and straight forward. 20140503_191133.jpg SANY0202.JPG