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Old 05-14-2011, 04:19 PM   #1
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Default Gun Restoration suggestions?

A friend of mine inherited his dads SW blued 38spl but it was carelessly stored for over 10 yrs after his dad passed away, he received it recently and it is pitted and has a fair amount of rust everywhere.

We cleaned the gun and oiled really good and the gun now is in working order, but it looks like a rust bucket to say the least.

I told my friend that since the gun has no sale value as is, but has a great sentimental value to him, he should try to restore it the best possible way, he agreed and say that money is no object to restore his dads piece.

I told him that I would ask the gun gurus here at FTF to make suggestions as what is the different options available.

The gun is a blued SW 38spl short bbl if you need pics I can ask for them, so any suggestions would be appreciated.



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Old 05-14-2011, 07:22 PM   #2
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Has your friend thought of contacting S&W directly? If money were no object, factory restore is always better than a non-experienced restore.
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