Target Gray on a SRH .44mag

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737tdi

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Does anyone know if I could have Ruger refinish a .44 SRH in target gray? I have a .480 in that finish and I love it. Have been pig hunting with it for a year now and it shows "NO" wear at at all. No Ruger line either.

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Greebe

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That's funny. They didn't know what that was huh?

Greebe
 

demo_slug

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this is what John taffin said about the target grey.

http://www.sixguns.com/range/454_super_redhawk.htm

"The steel used in the KSRH-7454 (Model number assigned to the Super Redhawk .454) is of a higher grade than that used for the .44 Magnum model, and the heat treating is different." ........

"The .454 Super Redhawk looks like a .44 Super Redhawk and yet it doesn't"............. "This is due to the color of the .454. I thought it had been coated with some high tech finish but a call revealed that no there was no coating but it was simply the Target Grey finish that occurred when the components were tumbled. "
 

cphilip

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I believe it could be accomplished in Norrell Moly Resin. Since that actual finish is actually not a finish but the metal itself you would have to do something different like this to achieve the same look.

Some examples and I see a Grey or two that are approximately the same.

http://www.johnnorrellarms.com/pictures.asp

Also an aggressive Bead Blasting will also come close to a dull matte Grey. Not as smooth a Grey as that one but similar.
 

mohavesam

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ROBAR has done this treatment very well. Critical to the process is proper passivation (etch) of the "raw" stainless surfaces, and then they tumble in a ceramic/poly mixture, followed by a specific oven curing. Then a buffing brings out the soft gloss.

Ruger's process actually & measureably increases the corrosion resistance over the stainless properties.

Of course, they can also completely black-oxide the SS gun & rings for a truly unique SRH!
 
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