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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Reblueing a handgun

I have a Handgun I would like to have reblued, is there anyone in S.W. Pa. that you guys recommend? And has anyone ever tried it them self?

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Re: Reblueing a handgun

There is a difference in the type of bluing. Those self-bluing kits are cold bluing, which offers little to no protection. Hot bluing is what the factories do, which offers some protection, and the quality is much better.

You may want to keep that in mind when considering doing it yourself or when looking for a smith to do it. Opt for the hot bluing if you can.

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Re: Reblueing a handgun

Yes I would be hesitant to do it my self. Its a older Ruger Blackhawk I really dont want to send it back to the factory because its not modified (transfer bar) and I dont want it modified. The action and trigger are great as is, the new Blackhawks dont even compare. I would just like to get its metal refinished and find a set of factory grip panels. Dont plan on selling it so not worried about reblueing. I would like to have a good smith do it.
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Re: Reblueing a handgun

I had a shotgun re-blued by anthony arms (which I am sure they send it out) but it only cost $100 and it came back looking like a brand new gun. Might be worth asking them about your pistol.

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Re: Reblueing a handgun

I would contact Andy Horvath in Ohio....Yes you'll have to ship it but you will be very happy with his results. He'll do it right and he knows Ruger single actions.

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Re: Reblueing a handgun

Thanks guys I will give Andy a call. If any one else knows of a place I would appreicate the advice as to who to contact.
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Re: Reblueing a handgun

Mahovsky's

I had them plate a Dan Wesson revolver for me a few years ago. Their metal work was good. I would not be afraid of their bluing work.

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