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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:16 pm 
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I've recently acquired an OM SBH Brass Frame (80- series in the Dougan book) that has the most beautiful gloss finish, virtually unblemished... except... the color looks like it's turned more of a lighter grey. I have plum colored guns and know what those look like. This is not plum. It's a beautiful steel grey is the best I can describe. The ejector housing is black as sin which I'm guessing is because it's a different metal or was replaced.

Is this normal? Any experience on this is much appreciated!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:57 am 
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Pictures?

And yes,, the ERH is aluminum, a different coloring.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:35 pm 
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Likely a non-factory re-finish and not as durable as the original There's a firing pin aperture/bushing in the recoil shield that the firing pin protrudes thru: is it blued or in the white (bare metal)?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:40 pm 
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I’ll try to post a picture this weekend. Thought it would be easy... nope.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:19 pm 
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Hondo, the bushing where the firing pin protrudes is bare metal. Here is my first attempt at a photo upload.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:38 pm 
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Wonder if someone “cleaned” the gun with a chemical that dulled or ate away some of the finish?

I doubt Renaissance was would clear that up but may be worth a try.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:36 am 
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It’s a perfectly even finish with a nice shine, just lighter grey than normal. If it were a chemical alteration you’d think there would be some splotching or discolorations. None of the inner metal, cylinder ends, etc look like this and the edges go smoothly from the greyer finish to the deep black. Mystery. I may try Ruger and see what they think.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:25 pm 
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Well much less mystery after looking through countless OM SBH's. The 39 year old finish fading to a lighter color than the aluminum ejector housing is actually not so uncommon. Thanks to all for the feedback!

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