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Should I refurb this thing or leave the worn look?

Make it shoot and leave it worn & weathered
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Clean it up and refurb/re-blue
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Offline Hawg

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Re: Refurb or Leave it be?
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2018, 10:00:39 PM »
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Re: Refurb or Leave it be?
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2018, 06:04:21 AM »
Call Track of the Wolf, They make their own nipples in house now. I ordered a set for an old Signiture Colt 49 for a friend and they work extremely well . They can set you up with the right size

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Re: Refurb or Leave it be?
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2018, 09:07:02 AM »
I second TOW, I have bought nipples for ASM guns from them also.

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Re: Refurb or Leave it be?
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2018, 06:11:29 AM »
OK, so now we are getting somewhere.
Ordered a set of ASM replacement nipples and a plunger screw for the loading lever from VTI. Once those come in, I will have to go about decreasing the massive cylinder gap (yes, you could chuck a cat through it). The arbor does not appear to be short like a Uberti, but I will check and set all of that after I address the gap issues. It appears I will have to shorten the barrel at the barrel/frame mating surface (where the dowel pins are) to bring the forcing cone closer to the cylinder. I intend to go for a .003-.005 gap, probably opting toward the tight side because I'm sure in time this will open up. Of course, I will be disassembling the gun completely and polishing the internals as usual. Planning on leaving the finish natural and worn, but I would like to remove the surface rust where it is present. I also have a loose-fitting wedge to contend with, also will address that once the new gap setting is completed.
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