Nitre blue pins

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delleighmy

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Has anyone ever replaced the pins on your new model blackhawk and replaced them with nitre blued screws or pins? If so would like to see a pic of your gun. I have seen this done on both blued and nickel plated guns and really liked the look.
 

pisgah

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Never done it on a Ruger, but I've nitre-blued many screws and pins on many guns. It's a good-looking, durable, and easy finish to do.
 

daveinvegas

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I recently nitre blued the screws, pins, base pin and ejector rod on one of my SBHs. It turned out nice. I don't have a camera and lighting good enough to get a photo that shows the blued parts at the moment. If I can get a decent photo I'll post it.
 

Boge

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They have their place. :wink:

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daveinvegas

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Not only did I fire blue some parts on a SBH (this on also got a brass grip frame), I replaced most of the parts on another SBH and a BH (.30 carb) with stainless parts.

I bead blasted a couple of rings on a New Vaquero cylinder since I don't have the capability of inlaying gold rings.

I have a stainless OA that I replaced the grip frame with an OMSBH brass frame. The existing grip frame on ROA revolvers is just too small in my opinion. Besides, I like the contrast with the S.S. and brass.

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I apologize for the out of focus photo but none of the in focus photos show the nitre blue parts. At least in this photo you can see the color. :) I blued all the screws, the base pin and the ejector.
 

tek4260

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Aggie01 said:
tek4260, that is a fine looking fivegun. :)

Tis tis :D

Gonna wear it out if I keep it up. I have fired exactly 10 rounds since I got it lol
 

Aggie01

Blackhawk
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tek4260 said:
Aggie01 said:
tek4260, that is a fine looking fivegun. :)

Tis tis :D

Gonna wear it out if I keep it up. I have fired exactly 10 rounds since I got it lol

you done doubled me up. still have 45 rounds of 11.1 gn Herco under a 325 here in a box.
 

TINCANBANDIT

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resurrecting a dead thread here





see the whole write up here: http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2014/09/ruger-vaquero-upgrades.html


I just picked up another original Vaquero in .357

I have plans to install:
nitre blued slotted pins from the Smith Shop
nitre blued base pin
Brass Bird's head grip frame
New Vaquero crescent ejector
put a "black powder chamfer" on the cylinder
 

stevem

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Nitre blue accents and pins slotted to look like screws definitely add a touch of class.

 

varminter22

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Pins are a bit pale, and don't show up so great in the pic; am thinking about having them nitre blued again.

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BearBio

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I've done it on 2 Colt SAAs. Not a good pic on this First Generation 41:


On a Third Generation 32-20:
 

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