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Old 02-27-2017, 07:24 PM
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Arrow Stainless Kimber Raptor II - Mirror Polished

Hi, all! It's been awhile since I've posted any photos, but I have been super busy polishing. Here's a gorgeous Kimber Raptor II that was just sent on its way home tonight!






















You can see more of my work at:
www.GunsPolishing.com
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:05 PM
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Wow! Amazing job!
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Old 03-01-2017, 07:08 PM
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Wow! Amazing job!
Thanks, Mr. Harley!
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:43 PM
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Here's a short video the owner of this Kimber posted on Instagram of this beauty in action!!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BRLxRmNB...donluppo&hl=en
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:24 PM
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Incredible polish job, right down to the trigger too!
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:37 PM
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Nice one. I was almost ready to start a new thread of my own here asking where you'd gone. I'd envisioned a nasty accident with a buffing wheel or something.
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Nice one. I was almost ready to start a new thread of my own here asking where you'd gone. I'd envisioned a nasty accident with a buffing wheel or something.
Thanks for the concern, dsk. The gun stuff is pretty safe. The biggest concern is losing hold of a 1911 sear/hammer/MSH pin or (especially!) firing pin block while polishing, hearing it whiz off into dimensions unknown, and then having to spend the next 15 minutes scouring the gray concrete shop floor for a tiny bit of gray metal lying forlorn among the light dusting of gray dust that blankets all by day's end. I swear, all of these tiny parts are like little Andy Dufresnes just biding their time until the opportunity for flight presents itself!

But I did have a nasty accident polishing a Nepalese kukri knife three years ago. Lucky not to have lost my finger due to a split second of inattentiveness. Just about paid off the medical bills on that little learning experience. Needless to say, I no longer polish anything sharp. I tell knife customers that it's my wife's mandate, which is technically true, but it's the one time I didn't lecture her about meddling "in my business"
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