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Re: Thinking of this for a project
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2019, 03:12:46 PM »
Well I must have bad taste, or low standards, because I think it looks great!

If you are completely dissatisfied with it, and just want to dispose of it, I know a guy out in Kommiefornia that needs a S&G for his Confederate collection.

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Re: Thinking of this for a project
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2019, 03:14:00 PM »
Richard,

I think it looks very good. It may not be up to your perfection ideals, but it is a keeper in my mind. Much better than the stock photo blued picture from DGW.

If it were mine, I would just let it age a bit before you do a hot blue job.

Thank you for posting the results.

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Re: Thinking of this for a project
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2019, 03:48:52 PM »

If it were mine, I would just let it age a bit before you do a hot blue job.


Hi Jim, you were right on the money about letting the nitre bluing age. The last part of a nitre blue job is to let the bluing cure overnight. I have noticed this before. After doing the nitre bluing the parts are covered with oil (I use Ballistol) and left for 24 hours. I noticed that just after an hour posting my disappointing photos that the bluing was already darkening. I took the revolver outside in the sun and took a couple of more photos. I'm becoming a happier camper.

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Re: Thinking of this for a project
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2019, 04:41:36 PM »
Yep, that's just plain gorgeous.

I absolutely love that purplish blue color of Nitre bluing. Kind of "Royal Blue" if you will. You can really see it in those outdoors pictures. Well done Richard.

That is exactly why I voted for the bright polished finish. That blue color gets muted on a matte finished gun. I love it.

This is exactly what I want to do to the GU Navy I got from Mark. I may have to hire you Richard, and send you the parts to blue.
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Re: Thinking of this for a project
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2019, 06:09:20 AM »
Looks great, Richard! Hats off to you on this one.
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Re: Thinking of this for a project
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2019, 10:45:58 AM »
Hi, five coats of Tru-oil have been put on the revolver grips. Getting that Pietta red mud off the grips was a PITA. The grips couldn't be sanded too much without changing dimensions, but most of the red has been removed. The grips were bleached to minimize the red. Photos of the last coat of Tru-oil on the grips:

I'm not sure I like grips with a shine. If it doesn't look good on the revolver, #0000 steel wool will dull the finish nicely.

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Re: Thinking of this for a project
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2019, 12:17:48 PM »
Hi, Richard,

I really don't care for shiny wood, either. I have used BC Tru-Oil also, and have used #0000 steel wool to smooth out the "high" spots (after 3-4 days of letting the finish cure) and it dulls it up quite a bit. I then used a somewhat worn piece of denim to create a somewhat satin finish. I like it. YMMV.

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Re: Thinking of this for a project
« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2019, 08:11:04 PM »
Richard, I am not a fan of red wood nor glossy grips either.
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Re: Thinking of this for a project
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2019, 07:40:52 AM »
Hi, this gun build project has been completed. The grips are now shiny, but may be dulled if moved to do so in the future. A couple of photos of the completed Pietta brass framed 1851 (Schneider & Glassick).

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Re: Thinking of this for a project
« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2019, 12:09:59 PM »
Well again, I must have bad taste. Because those grips look fantastic to me. The whole gun is just marvelous. You outdid yourself Richard.

As for shiny vs. dull wood, it depends on the gun for me. I have several of both and they both look great on their respective guns.
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Re: Thinking of this for a project
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2019, 12:18:20 PM »
Very nice, Richard!
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