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Special Interests - Groups & Societies => Colt Firearms => Topic started by: Doc Waxham on July 06, 2017, 10:06:58 pm

Title: Got a Colt SAA that's gonna get some love
Post by: Doc Waxham on July 06, 2017, 10:06:58 pm
Just got a late 1st Gen (1903)41Colt SAA that someone has completely blued sacrilige. Would you strip off the blued parts or leave it. Got it apart looks like all is good internally.

Thanks Doc

Title: Re: Got a Colt SAA that needs love
Post by: St. George on July 07, 2017, 12:27:50 am
Internally is one thing - it's the external aspect that you need to assess.

Is the lettering sharp - and all the edges crisp, or has it been buffed and been left with a 'softened' look?

That's likely the case, and if so, then leave it as-is and use it as a shooter.

On the other hand, it may have merely been tank-dipped, and if everything is clean and crisp and not over-buffed, then get some 'Simichrome' and a soft cloth, and reduce the finish until you've 'silvered-out' the piece.

Without clear, close-up photos, it's impossible to say.

Scouts Out!
Title: Re: Got a Colt SAA that's gonna get some love
Post by: Doc Waxham on July 09, 2017, 07:52:33 pm
Found a shop in NC run by Dan Printz that does some nice work and he does bone and charcoal cch. So she is going to be a looker. Can't wait to get it done.
Title: Re: Got a Colt SAA that's gonna get some love
Post by: LonesomePigeon on July 11, 2017, 12:17:21 am
That's great. Please consider taking before and after pictures and post them here. I'm sure everyone would love to see them.
Title: Re: Got a Colt SAA that's gonna get some love
Post by: Abilene on July 09, 2019, 11:23:00 pm
Hey Doc!  Still waiting on those pics!   ;D
Title: Re: Got a Colt SAA that's gonna get some love
Post by: Professor Marvel on July 10, 2019, 02:56:43 am
Oh no! Two years later ....
at least we know Doc is still alive since he was online yesterday....

Posting, in order to watch for photos....

yhs
Prof Marvel