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Old 03-15-2013, 05:58 PM   #11
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You have a very well made revolver that has a bit of history to it. Durable, accurate and reliable.

Some info for you- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson_Model_15

To read the model number, open the cylinder. Model number would be stamped on the frame, covered up by the cylinder crane when cylinder is closed.

Your revolver is nickel plated. This was done as a protection from corrosion (pre-stainless steel). Do NOT use a highly abrasive cleaner of any type, or you will abrade your way thru the electroplating. There are polishes intended for use on nickel- check with a good silver shop. Myself, I use a product called Flitz, soft cloth, hand polish only- no power tools.



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Nickel polishes very well with just a good grade of toilet paper. Not kidding. Not the cheap rough stuff.



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It is special to me I meant if it would be special to collectors. I stripped it and cleaned it as best I could. The finish is pitting In some spots and it has some rust spots under the grips. My father said he used to carry it on his boat (saltwater commercial fisherman) and the barrel was very dirty. It functions well and looks ok. Anything I can do to the chrome to fix the pitting?

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Thanks you to everyone for your knowledge

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