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Old 04-26-2017, 05:33 PM
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Talking A Pair of Bright Polished 6" .44 Magnum Colt Anacondas

It isn't often I get a pair of twins in for polishing, especially not large caliber Colt revolvers, so I took a ton of pics and even a few HD videos while I had them both in the shop. The Colt with the pachmyr grips had some nasty scratches under the cylinder release from a previous owner (current owner is a 1911 Forum member), but there's no sign of them now.

















Here are the HD videos. If they don't look awesome in fullscreen view, you may have to click the little gear icon in the lower right portion of the video screen and manually select 1080p resolution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MVz5GWkHlw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_foZTkP_KM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujl3BiI6Jpk


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Old 04-26-2017, 07:03 PM
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Droooool! Anaconda's are so beautiful when polished up right. Scratches can be a negative to the seller and a positive to the buyer when you're planning to send it to Patriot Polishing anyway. Looks better than new!!!
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:34 PM
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Droooool! Anaconda's are so beautiful when polished up right. Scratches can be a negative to the seller and a positive to the buyer when you're planning to send it to Patriot Polishing anyway. Looks better than new!!!
This is a great point! I tell customers who contact me before buying the gun they want to polish that if they can find a deal on a blemished but functionally sound gun to jump at the chance. Unless someone has taken a hammer and chisel to it, I can almost always repair even moderate to severe damage.
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Excellent work and photos as usual. Don't forget to take "before" pictures so we can see how radically the appearance changes when a gun is shined up.
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Excellent work and photos as usual. Don't forget to take "before" pictures so we can see how radically the appearance changes when a gun is shined up.
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Excellent work and photos as usual. Don't forget to take "before" pictures so we can see how radically the appearance changes when a gun is shined up.
Thanks, dsk. I've got to start doing that, especially with fixer uppers like this one. Luckily, Spurbitten came through for us!
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$500 scratches
Thanks for the photos, Spurbitten! Here's one that shows the scratched up area after polishing. There were just a few of the deepest pinholes under the cylinder release that were too deep to be removed without risking thinning out the channel the release button slides in. Getting out all of the scratches and 90% of the pinholes isn't bad, though, in my estimation. Huge improvement over what it looked like before!

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Just got it back and couldn't be happier. It's now wearing some nice wood grips. I wanted to share some more pictures of it alone and next to my Python.
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You, Sir, are extremely talented.


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Just got it back and couldn't be happier. It's now wearing some nice wood grips. I wanted to share some more pictures of it alone and next to my Python.
Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing them! Let me know if you're interested in a part time gun photographer job!
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Thanks, Larry, but these Colts take to shine like a fish to water! It's not too hard to make them look great!
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