Cleaning up a NM Super Blackhawk in stainless

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ibboatin28

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I picked up a NM BH with a 10 in barrel today at the gun show. Looks to be made in 85. It needs a little touch up on the stainless. There are a few rub marks, not gouges than need cleaned up. What is the preferred method to clean these up without damaging the gun?

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Greg F.

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A Lead Away cloth and a little elbow grease will get rid of most scratches.
 
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the' leadaway' clothes helps clean the leading & fouling off the inside of the frame as well as the fronts of the cylinder...as for the rest of the outside of the gun, you can use a Scotch Brite pad, and blend in the surface to make it look like new.....
 

45flattop

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Just one word of caution, keep that LeadAway cloth FAR away from
any blued firearm or part, it will strip the bluing off in a heartbeat but
its great on stainless and for removing lead from a bore wrapped
around a bore brush if you cut a small patch sized piece for that.
 

contender

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Most of us prefer to NOT use a Dremel as you can EASILY go too far too quickly. Careful hand polishing is best.
 

MagnumM56

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I second that one-elbow and wrist grease is best i think-the JB is abrasive-mildly abrasive but nonetheless abrasive
 

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ibboatin28":1t7twfaf said:
I picked up a NM BH with a 10 in barrel today at the gun show. Looks to be made in 85.

Does it have a standard length ejector housing and a soldered on front sight base with a pinned in blade? If so, it's a KS410N and it's a rather scarce variation!

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Mine has a homemade tall front sight blade, otherwise, it's original.

Yes, I ALWAYS use a green Scotch Brite pad to "refinish" my Stainless Rugers and Freedom Arms revolvers. A bit "worn out" pad makes for a softer finish whereas a "new" pad will leave a coarser finish.

JMHO,

flatgate
 

ibboatin28

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flatgate":39d0ia4i said:
ibboatin28":39d0ia4i said:
I picked up a NM BH with a 10 in barrel today at the gun show. Looks to be made in 85.

Does it have a standard length ejector housing and a soldered on front sight base with a pinned in blade? If so, it's a KS410N and it's a rather scarce variation!

157334697.jpg


Mine has a homemade tall front sight blade, otherwise, it's original.

Yes, I ALWAYS use a green Scotch Brite pad to "refinish" my Stainless Rugers and Freedom Arms revolvers. A bit "worn out" pad makes for a softer finish whereas a "new" pad will leave a coarser finish.

JMHO,

flatgate

No my front sight is screwed on. Its sn 85-087xx. I seldom find the rare ones...

I used flitz on it last night and it's coming together pretty good. I'll try to post pics when it's done...
 

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