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Old 06-12-2014, 03:15 AM   #11
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i would like to clear up that he only offered me choice on the taurus or rossi not both, sorry for the mix up. thanks
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:32 AM   #12
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I would not trade it either. The spots on the metal are simply where the light rust penetrated the bluing and is not a part of the actual metal itself. I had a S&W do that one time. Looked like little bare or shiny spots on the gun! I did send it back to Smith and they did a fantastic job. This occurred one night when I was on duty on a rainy night and forgot to take the revolver out of the holster when I go home that night! I would keep it oiled if I were you. If you do not want to spend the money for blueing you could always have it parkerized. It is very inexpensive to do. The gun would be a dull finish but the metal would be completely covered and protected. Only a thought!

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Old 06-12-2014, 10:59 AM   #13
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Usually, in a trade, I have always come up short from what I had before.

Keep it and buy a Rossi/Taurus to increase the fun factor at the range.
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:47 PM   #14
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I have a bunch of Ruger revolvers. I would not trade any one of them for 5 Taurus guns.
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:34 PM   #15
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thanks everyone, i told him this morning that i will keep my ruger. i went and got some barricade and my local shop, it was the best rust preventive they had is what the shop owner said. thanks again
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Not on a dare. A Ruger for a Taurus is crazy.
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:24 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by old fart View Post
i have a blued police service six made in 1985, it has just very minor frecks of rust spots or some little specks of something in with the bluing. i've used oil 0000 wool, eraser and copper penny. i've got it to the point of it being smooth and i'm keeping it oiled. there is no pitting on the gun at all. the gun has at least 90% bluing left with just a little off at the barrel tip, and locks up solid tight when in firing position. i contacted the previous owner who admitted he kept it in a leather holster which caused the rust, he bought it new and said less than 2000 rds have been thru it. i can't afford a new reblue job as i'm on a fixed income and making ends meet is hard enough. my neighbor has offered me a trade, he has a taurus 65 stainless and a rossi stainless both with 4 inch barrel. they look good but don't lock up as tight as my service six. i love my ruger but it being blued bothers me as i got it to use in the outdoors. i keep it clean and oiled regular so no rust will appear. i've tried to take pics but the rust or whatever the frecks are is so small that it won't show them. everything on the gun is now smooth and running my fingers over the spots, nothing can be felt. i want to keep my service six but rust bothers me, if i knew it wouldn't come back i'd be ok with it, i keep it well oiled. so for those on here what would you do? if you couldn't get it reblued would you keep the ruger or trade? thanks for any help
I would strongly advise AGAINST it. The service six is better than any taurus ever has or will be. Maybe trade for a decent S&W, but only if it was EXACTLY what one wanted.
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:39 PM   #18
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Old Fart you have already pointed out the issue with braztech revolvers. They have a poor lock up. Poor lock up will eventually lead to safety issues. It is a shame Braztech cannot work out their lock up issues because they make some very accurate revolvers. My father and uncle both have nice S&W revolvers. I tanned their butt with a Rossi snub nose 38spl. The accuracy is no good if it is just a matter of time before you will have lead chunks coming out of the cylinder gap.
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