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Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 07-23-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By BillDeShivs
Benchmade makes good knives. Be aware that the...

Benchmade makes good knives.
Be aware that the hole in the blade makes the blade VERY weak in that area.
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 06-27-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,816
Posted By BillDeShivs
I do not own a .357 (except a carbine) or a .40...

I do not own a .357 (except a carbine) or a .40 S&W because they are so loud.
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 06-17-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By BillDeShivs
I agree about rust bluing. Most DIYers don't...

I agree about rust bluing.
Most DIYers don't have the patience or equipment needed to rust blue.
Paint may be a better option for those who want instant results.
My opinion is that if a gun is...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 06-17-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By BillDeShivs
Bluing is a professional's job. Home bluing kits...

Bluing is a professional's job. Home bluing kits are junk and ruin many guns.
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 06-06-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By BillDeShivs
It's not for a handgun-it's for a shotgun.

It's not for a handgun-it's for a shotgun.
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 06-01-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,605
Posted By BillDeShivs
To properly apply Duracoat and most of the other...

To properly apply Duracoat and most of the other gun paints, you have to sand/bead blast the parts first, and in some instances Parkerize them before painting.
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 05-11-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By BillDeShivs
The technology is mature. CO2 lasers are for...

The technology is mature. CO2 lasers are for certain jobs, and they are relatively inexpensive.
Fiber lasers are for more robust jobs-like engraving metals, but they are much more expensive.
Think...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 05-10-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By BillDeShivs
That is a CO2 laser. They won't cut metal. You...

That is a CO2 laser. They won't cut metal. You can "mark" metal with a special, expensive paint in these, but it is far from permanent.
You need a fiber laser to do real engraving on metal. They are...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 05-10-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By BillDeShivs
I gold plated a Zamak derringer one time. It...

I gold plated a Zamak derringer one time.
It came out beautifully. The next day it was gray. The zinc amalgamated with the gold-absorbing it completely.
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 05-10-2016, 01:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By BillDeShivs
You are in uncharted territory, as far as I'm...

You are in uncharted territory, as far as I'm concerned.
Good luck.
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 05-09-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By BillDeShivs
Interesting. I doubt the finish would hold up....

Interesting. I doubt the finish would hold up. Zamak is very soft. You might try lacquering over the cold blue.
My experience with Zamak is that hardly any finish sticks to it for very long.
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 05-09-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By BillDeShivs
I doubt that is a cold blue finish. It appears to...

I doubt that is a cold blue finish. It appears to be color case-hardened.
It appears the gun in the top picture is actually hard chrome finished. If so it will be both difficult and foolish to try...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 05-07-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By BillDeShivs
Look at Mahovskys Metalife for hard chrome, and...

Look at Mahovskys Metalife for hard chrome, and Club Custom Guns for nitriding.
I am affiliated with neither.

If you keep the gun maintained, there is actually little reason to refinish it.
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 05-07-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By BillDeShivs
If you are concerned with protecting the gun,...

If you are concerned with protecting the gun, bluing is not the answer. Bluing offers very little protection to the metal.
Collector value or not, you will devalue the gun by refinishing it. If you...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 05-03-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By BillDeShivs
In that case, My suggestion is Ionbond. Again,...

In that case, My suggestion is Ionbond.
Again, around the same price, but a much superior finish. Search "Club Custom Guns."
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 05-03-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By BillDeShivs
Most Cerakoters charge as much as the hard chrome...

Most Cerakoters charge as much as the hard chrome platers. I would have the chrome finish done. It's much more durable.
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 04-28-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By BillDeShivs
Real Commanders were not two-tone. Later...

Real Commanders were not two-tone.
Later "Lightweight Commanders" might be.
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 04-25-2016, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By BillDeShivs
Anyone that tells you their grip material is heat...

Anyone that tells you their grip material is heat treated is a liar.
It sounds like the grips you are describing are made of Pakkawood-dyed and laminated wood. Same stuff mini revolver grips are...
Firearms Forum: NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 04-18-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By BillDeShivs
You can also get a Magicjack number that is very...

You can also get a Magicjack number that is very versatile and inexpensive.
You need a good, fast ISP for it to work well.
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 04-13-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By BillDeShivs
Never use WD 40 or any volatile substance in an...

Never use WD 40 or any volatile substance in an ultrasonic cleaner. It can cause a fire.
Try the Kroil, and let it sit for a few days. Tapping will help.
If that doesn't work, remove as much oil as...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 04-13-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By BillDeShivs
No, it doesn't. The guns were simply improperly...

No, it doesn't. The guns were simply improperly lubed and stored.
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 04-13-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,641
Posted By BillDeShivs
SCCY didn't "develop" anything. Their guns are...

SCCY didn't "develop" anything. Their guns are copies of the Keltec P11. They "developed" some finger notches for the grip.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-12-2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By BillDeShivs
They don't have to be very strong for a pistol...

They don't have to be very strong for a pistol cartridge.
I think the 1892 lever action carbines are perfect for 9 X 19 or .38 Super.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-11-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By BillDeShivs
"Modern" pressures are the same (or lower) than...

"Modern" pressures are the same (or lower) than "old" pressures.
The gun is perfectly safe, if in good working order.
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 04-09-2016, 05:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By BillDeShivs
Nevr-dull is good stuff, too. But, it's...

Nevr-dull is good stuff, too.
But, it's abrasive also.
Abrasives remove metal.
I use Nevr-dull, Simichrome, Lead Away, and many other abrasives in my shop.
Buffers, belt grinders, sanding sticks,...
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