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Old 09-05-2011, 04:22 AM   #1
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Can one polish the barrel that is exposed at ejection port to make it more appealing ? my new taurus 1911 9mm barrel at port is dull ,stainless ....will it harm function ...what do i use to do this?

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Old 09-05-2011, 04:57 AM   #2
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Maybe do the diamond etching on it like they do on rifle bolts?

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I believe I have seen this question, nut I don't remember where. But it involved vinegar, blue scotch brite (fine). Do a search , also look at youtube.

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I use foam-backed 3M sanding pads in grits of 220 and higher. (fine & super fine)

Go easy at first and don't sand the barrel lugs.

You can get them at Home Depot/Lowes in the paint dept.

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Maybe do the diamond etching on it like they do on rifle bolts?
This is called jeweling. It is simply an overlapping, directional polish.
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It requires a Damaskeening Tool. It's used for decorative polishing of metal with circular polishing swirls. A process also called spot polishing, engine turning or jeweling.

Below is the tool and my Marlin 60 bolt. the bolt in my press and the finished product.

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Frigging mr. Canebrakes I swear, has an awesome picture plus answer to all... I mean... ALL LOL

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It requires a Damaskeening Tool. It's used for decorative polishing of metal with circular polishing swirls. A process also called spot polishing, engine turning or jeweling.

Below is the tool and my Marlin 60 bolt. the bolt in my press and the finished product.
Yep, thts the process tht im talking about..
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Jeweled bolt on my .22 target rifle....

...on my Rem 700 .221 Fireball...

....and on my Savage Model 25 .223.

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Some beautiful rifles there Mr. Lon.

Do you have an XP100 to go with the REM700? I think that was a common chambering for that model.

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