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Old 10-14-2013, 08:02 PM   #21
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i like it! details man, we need details!
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Caspian Arms build that I bought from an acquaintance that needed money. Gun had some problems: trigger, safeties, bushing, sights way off and big rubber grips. I spent some money on it at a local smith and now it's a good target gun. Then I took it to an engraver and had the wings , initials and stars put on. Shoots nice, near perfect polished black finish. The phone pix don't do it justice. It's a display piece but gets shot too.
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Caspian Arms build that I bought from an acquaintance that needed money. Gun had some problems: trigger, safeties, bushing, sights way off and big rubber grips. I spent some money on it at a local smith and now it's a good target gun. Then I took it to an engraver and had the wings , initials and stars put on. Shoots nice, near perfect polished black finish. The phone pix don't do it justice. It's a display piece but gets shot too.
well it turned out very nice indeed. very well done. very classy looking too. i really like the looks of that pistol. huge congrats on getting it to run smoothly.
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well it turned out very nice indeed. very well done. very classy looking too. i really like the looks of that pistol. huge congrats on getting it to run smoothly.
Thanks, I appreciate your comments.
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thank you for sharing that beautiful pistol with us. i have seen a few really nice builds based on the Caspian frames and slides.
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That's the guy who polished my Saiga bolt. He has some YouTube videos showing off his work. He claims the polished steel surface resists rust because it is non-porous. So far so good. But it has only been six months or so.
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If you polish the bluing off you will have bare, unprotected steel which can rust very quickly. It will also ruin the value of your gun.
Not a good idea at all!
not really, polished, hardened metal resists rust pretty well, I made a center punch when I was in high school, I polished it on the buffer, 25 years later it still looks good, despite no maintenance...
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I'm pretty sure I know what metals will do. BTW- most pistol slides are not hardened very much.
Rusting depends on many things: steel composition, humidity, handling/use.
I have guns with slides in the white, and I have no problems with them rusting, but I seldom carry them and I know how to care for them.
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