Just a couple questions:........Who does the forum recommend for the following type work? Polishing out a satin stainless Super blackhawk to bright stainless... Slicking up actions on late models. Perhaps cutting down the anniversary flat top .44 magnum to 4&5/8ths? I know where to go for my Colts but have no idea who does the best ruger custom work. Any advice would be helpful....Thanks
I can understand your reluctance to tackle entailed gunsmithing procedures. You would do yourself a disservice if you did not consider what actually is entailed in "slicking up'' that newly acquired whatever, and the considerable advantages to in house tuning. You can rival results safely and on a par with the so called pros....Leave your files, stones, motorized devices and weapons of mass destruction where they are. One slow evening multi task...along with TV and your beverage of choice ...assemble a big box of baking soda, lapping compound of most any manufacture but not to either extreme as to grit. A supply of Perc if available in your area and the simple tools to seperate metal from wood. A copy of 'Gunsmith Kinks' by Bob Brownell is excellent reading even if you never turn a screw. Then again, maybe its best not to know that an expensive semi-auto tune up by one of the best that ever lived was accomplished with Clover "C" grade valve lapping compound, boiling water, baking soda and a flat bit screwdriver. All in the time it took to watch Gunsmoke...
The cruix being, no disassembly to component level
i.e no lost,damaged parts or assembly issues. Surest way to get the old ball and chain to Hoover the carpet was to spead a bunch of small gun parts on a TV tray.
Requisite skills ......ability to cycle action, drink beer and watch Tv proportionately...oh and boil water.