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Polished my 686+ up

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Fast Eddie, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    It was really rewarding for me to achieve the level of shine that I have on this pistol. After I cleaned the gun, all I used to polish it, uwas Mother's and a tee shirt I shredded, that used to say I love guns and coffee.

    After polishing the gun, I decided to go ahead and polish the trigger and hammer, because I didn't think they fit the aesthetics of the gun. I left the bead blast on the top, and polished everything else. Other than the fact that I am now dreaming of a nice set of Rosewood grips for it, I am very pleased with the results.

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  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Beautiful gun, nice work!
     
  3. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks good - bet that took a while
     
  4. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Looks great! Altamont has some nice grips for revolvers. They can burn or add S&W medallions to them too.


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  5. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    That turned out really nice.
     
  6. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    I agree, PM, baby needs new shoes, for sure.
     
  7. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Puddlemonkey, do they have them for Ruger GP100's as well?
     
  8. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    They do, but I prefer the old school style Chig makes.


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  9. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nice job. I understand that polishing is something of an art simply because some edges are designed to stay sharp. It's not applicable to the job you did, but important to know when polishing any internal parts.
     
  10. nastybynature

    nastybynature ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Active Member

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    Looks Awesome! How much to do the same to my 686 SSR? ;-)
     
  11. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    It would cost you an old tee shirt, a 6 pack of Hogaarden, and a few hours of small talk.
     
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  12. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Haha, seriously on the small talk, something to take your mind off it :)
     
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  13. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Well, if the sun ever comes out and you decide to shoot it, paper sacks are pretty cheap. lol
     
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  14. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    lol
     
  15. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    you order some shoes yet?
     
  16. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Not yet, you got anything you want to unload?
     
  17. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I think the only extra revolver grips I have are for a 629.
     
  18. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    :) I have another revolver that I am picking up, so grips will probably have to wait until after I get my snubby.
     
  19. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Still can't find it huh? Have you tried trimming, it might make the task a little less strenuous.
     
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  20. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    That's very practical, It still won't change my need to overcompensate.