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Old 02-24-2014, 02:58 PM   #11
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I can almost understand him wanting to get another person's scratches off of his new gun. Almost. To me use marks on a firearm are like use marks on early American furniture. They show character. Holster wear on a barrel, cylinder ring, and cosmetic grip marks all show the tool is being used as it was intended to be.
That is why I buy used and get them functional.

Heck, if I put every scratch on all of my guns, I wouldn't have time to.......

(But there is also the up side to a scratch. You can tell about the time in Vietnam when........)
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Dan and Doc are both correct, it isnt a safe queen, but the scratches were on it when I took possession of it, so I thought if I could give it a good polish and get rid of some of the scratches, why not. I already have some mother Billet polish that I use on my polished billet engine components on my car,and it can also be used on stainless, so I used it.it didnt really make that big of a difference, oh well, like it is said, shows character

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With a brushed stainless finish you could get away with fine grit wet/dry sand paper (800), use oil, and go with the grain of the original wire brush strokes. That pistol looks more like it may have a blasted matte finish, so the sandpaper trick may not work.

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Avoid any sanding/brushing around the etching & name/model. It will reduce the contrast if you don't.

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Avoid any sanding/brushing around the etching & name/model. It will reduce the contrast if you don't.
For clarification, if using the sandpaper method to add "brush marks", the key is to only make about 10-15 passes, or just enough to add uniform markings. This is not intended to polish or remove or reshape any metal. There is a good youtube video out there of a guy doing this on a Ruger GP100. In the video he polished the machine marks off of the pistol, and then restored the brushed finish with very light use of wet/dry sandpaper and gun oil.
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Here's a link to the video I was talking about.

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No argument here - great video.

I'd still want to be careful. The engraving on the Ruger is much more defined and deeper than the Springfield Armory pistol of the OP. If you zoom the image (right click, view image then press Ctrl and +++) it looks like some of the middle of the word Springfield and part of Armory is almost gone already.

Cool looking grips.

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No argument here - great video.

I'd still want to be careful. The engraving on the Ruger is much more defined and deeper than the Springfield Armory pistol of the OP. If you zoom the image (right click, view image then press Ctrl and +++) it looks like some of the middle of the word Springfield and part of Armory is almost gone already.

Cool looking grips.
All of the engraving is still good, its just the way the light is reflecting, I see where your talking about, it does look pretty worn in the photo
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Its hard to get a good ambient light in my house sometimes

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