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Old 12-17-2016, 02:14 PM
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I'm thinking of sending a 586 to S&W to be re-blued / refinished... Has anyone here done this and how did you like the result ? I know a wore gun has history, but since it's a new to me gun.. I would like it to have a fresh new start. Anything else you would recommend having done while it is there ?
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Old 12-17-2016, 04:36 PM
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What uses do you intend for the revolver?

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I'm thinking of sending a 586 to S&W to be re-blued / refinished... Has anyone here done this and how did you like the result ? I know a wore gun has history, but since it's a new to me gun.. I would like it to have a fresh new start. Anything else you would recommend having done while it is there ?
All in the title: some recommendations depend on the pistol's role(s).

When sending it to S&W, I'd do just as you are: plan for optimizing the trip.
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:51 PM
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I can tell you that the bluing process Smith & Wesson currently uses is trash IMO. You cannot use common & traditional gun cleaning products such as Hoppes #9 on the gun because it damages the finish. Most people say it looks ok but durability is definitely it's strong suit either.

For refinishing a blued gun I'd stick with Ford's in Florida or APW.

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Old 12-18-2016, 11:10 PM
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I agree The days of S&W lovely blue are gone .
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:23 AM
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They do a great job.

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Old 12-20-2016, 12:52 AM
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They do a great job.
As compared to what?

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Old 12-24-2016, 12:13 AM
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I had S&W redo my "S" prefix 28-2 a few years ago. It was a former duty weapon and was pretty beat. It was well worn and had been refinished sometime in its life, and the S&W insignia was almost polished off the side plate. S&W re-stamped the insignia to perfection, replaced the hammer and trigger (that I supplied), reworked the timing, high polish blue, and installed red ramp/white outline sights. Total cost with shipping back to me was $302. Beautiful work and a heck of a deal.



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Old 12-24-2016, 06:34 PM
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I had S&W redo my "S" prefix 28-2 a few years ago.
Could you please define what "a few" is or better yet specify exactly which year the work was performed.

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Old 12-26-2016, 07:47 PM
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I'll have to dig out my receipt (If I still have it), but I want to say about 4-5 years ago.
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