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Whoever said revolvers are simpler than semi-autos should be beaten.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I sanded out some imperfections and then bead blasted my new Colt Detective Special SF-VI tonight. Then I stripped it down to clean. Hopefully I will be able to get it all back together tomorrow and get it polished up. Every time I disassemble a revolver like this I get a little nervous. Whoever said revolvers are simple should be beaten. :)

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  2. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    You took a picture before you took it apart, right?
     
  3. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I have done enough of these now that I am pretty confident I know where things go...but it never hurts to take precautions. :)

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  4. SCTSQRL

    SCTSQRL Peoples Republic of Eugene Member

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    Very courageous of you. :thumbup:

    I get the same nerve issues with my SP101 - I've only taken it all the way down once, and felt like an accomplished swiss watch craftsman after I got it all back together. Simple my rear end - on the other hand, it is one of those things that makes wheel guns so satisfying. Craftsmanship.

    Good looking snubbie.
     
  5. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    It only goes together one way...and works.
     
  6. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    They are simpler to use, load, and shoot.
    No body said they are simpler to take apart, and polish.

    Good job, and good luck, with your project. Try a little dab of molygraph grease on the engagement surfaces.

    Did that gun come DAO? Or are you doing that as a conversion?
     
  7. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Just who would do the "beating" of the person that said revolvers are simpler?

    Looks like a fine mess you have there. Good luck in getting it all back together. :)
     
  8. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Yep too bad there is so much "home gunsmithing" done on good firearms. I never buy a gun that has been messed with.

    jj
     
  9. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    ummmmm if you ever took a CZ 52 apart then yes that revolver is easy
     
  10. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    If a person has even half a clue what they are doing you would never know they ever did anything.
    By the time I finish with this gun it will have a near mirror finish and look cleaner than it did when it was new.
    Even all the burrs will be gone.
     
  11. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I think pistol whipping would be more ironic. just saying.....
     
  12. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    An honest seller would tell the buyer that home gunsmithing had taken place then let the buyer be the judge. I have seen way too many screw ups in 40 years of buying guns to buy something from a home gunsmith. With todays MIM parts it is even more dangerous to trust a gun that has been tampered with.

    jj
     
  13. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the same thing.:laugh:
     
  14. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    99% of the time you can tell that a sideplate has been removed, plus look at the screw heads. The sideplate gets a small raised edge near the top where it is improperly removed! Prying it off like it's an access cover is a bad thing...
     
  15. MuddyWatters

    MuddyWatters West Seattle Member

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    Looking forward to seeing the finished product!
     
  16. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Alot of low lifes won't think twice about screwing you by selling you a gun they have worked on.

    jj
     
  17. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    So now anyone that disassembles a gun to clean it or do a small bit of work is a low life???
     
  18. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I got it all back together...and surprisingly it still works like a dream.

    I also sanded down the bead blast and polished it up a bit (left the trigger and hammer bead blast finished). It is now scratch and ding free. I am going to take off a few more sharp edges ( i have had to smooth so many sharp edges on this thing) and polish it up a bit more and then it should be done. Now I just have to wait for the wood grips I ordered to arrive.

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  19. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    If you sell it to another without telling them what you have done then you are not an honest person. Hope this helps with your comprhension.

    jj
     
  20. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    So, I should disclose when I clean something or adjust the sites?


    What a bunch of crap.