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Old 07-17-2016, 07:36 PM
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Thumbs up High Polished Smith & Wesson 9mm Model 5906

The S&W semi-autos don't seem to get much love, but they're great pistols, IMO, in both looks and function. Here are a few photos of a 9mm Model 5906 I polished for a local customer recently. I also have a 10mm Model 1006 coming up for treatment in the next week or so.





















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Old 07-17-2016, 07:38 PM
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Absolutely Stunning !!!!!
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Old 07-17-2016, 09:42 PM
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Absolutely Stunning !!!!!
Thanks! The new grips really compliment the polished finish well. I can't recall what kind of wood they are, though.
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Old 07-20-2016, 11:43 PM
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You definitely don't see something like this everyday. Great work! I'm sure the owner will be giddy when he receives it.
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:09 AM
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Congrats to the owner. Another outstanding job from Patriot Polishing. Your wife's photo skills continue to shine and reflect your work.
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:21 AM
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Patriot polished a Sig 220 Carry Elite for me that came out incredibly. On top of the workmanship the owner is one stand up guy and a pleasure to do business with. Highly endorsed!
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Old 07-22-2016, 02:43 AM
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Patriot polished a Sig 220 Carry Elite for me that came out incredibly. On top of the workmanship the owner is one stand up guy and a pleasure to do business with. Highly endorsed!
Robert is a United States Marine and it shows.
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Old 07-30-2016, 04:39 PM
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Patriot polished a Sig 220 Carry Elite for me that came out incredibly. On top of the workmanship the owner is one stand up guy and a pleasure to do business with. Highly endorsed!
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Robert is a United States Marine and it shows.
Thanks so much for the kind words, guys. That really means a lot!
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:37 PM
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A local shop got in one of the factory-polished Remington R1S pistols. Compared to Robert's work the thing is a mess, with uneven polishing and other flaws like the cocking serrations rounded off. There's something to be said for leaving a job like this to a master refinisher who knows what he's doing and takes the time to get it right.
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:47 PM
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Absolutely beautiful. I have always considered the 5906 to be a very good gun, built like a tank, but not particularily nice looking. The fine polish job on that gun tells me I was quite mistaken. Patriot clearly knows he's doing.
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Old 07-31-2016, 03:53 PM
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Yeah, that's shiny alright! Amazing!
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:35 PM
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A local shop got in one of the factory-polished Remington R1S pistols. Compared to Robert's work the thing is a mess, with uneven polishing and other flaws like the cocking serrations rounded off. There's something to be said for leaving a job like this to a master refinisher who knows what he's doing and takes the time to get it right.
High praise! Thanks, dsk! I have not seen any of the Remington factory polished guns, but I have come across several from the Colt Shop in the last few years that left much to be desired.
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Absolutely beautiful. I have always considered the 5906 to be a very good gun, built like a tank, but not particularily nice looking. The fine polish job on that gun tells me I was quite mistaken. Patriot clearly knows he's doing.
Thank you! It took awhile for the aesthetics of the S&W pistols to grow on me, too (Miami Vice was on past my bedtime ). Granted, they don't compare to the lethal elegance of the 1911, but they're not bad
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:25 AM
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Back when they were in production I used to regard the S&W metal-framed autos as little more than ugly double-action 1911 knock-offs. Now that they're history and we're all stuck with plastic guns nowadays I kinda miss 'em.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:08 PM
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I think it's time to put something else in the Patriot line. This could become habit forming!
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:16 PM
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I think it's time to put something else in the Patriot line. This could become habit forming!
You have excellent taste, my friend, so I anxiously await your next project!
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