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Old 03-13-2001, 02:21 PM
eerw eerw is offline
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Damscus steel parts

Has anyone worked with this expensive stuff. How'd it look and how does it hold up to shooting..as well as other materials..Thanks
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Old 03-13-2001, 04:19 PM
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Does Damascus really serve a purpose besides looking pretty? More of a traditionalist myself and would only get a damascus steel gun for the woman
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Old 03-13-2001, 06:24 PM
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Just curious...don't know if I would ever go to the expense of building one, unless for some reason I was able to match the pattern to a knife. Well, my wife does need a new gun...
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Old 03-13-2001, 06:55 PM
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It's athing of beauty though...

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Old 03-14-2001, 06:34 PM
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I've built two guns using Damascus slides. The steel is harder than woodpecker lips to file. Cosmetics are pretty cool. I like the ease of refinishing. You can sandblast it, dip in acid for about 1 min an there you go, good as new.

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Old 03-17-2001, 06:58 AM
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I've also been interested for some time in a Caspian Damascus. 2001 might be the year.

_ About how much would a completed gun cost with a Damascus slide and trigger, Caspian steel frame with top checkering, and top-shelf internals?

- What does the slide look like after it is aged? Does it retain its striking appearance?

Please advise. I may sell two to get this one.

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Old 03-17-2001, 11:12 PM
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Danascus slides cost $500 for GM and Commander, $600 for long Slide. I belive the hammers were $60 and the comp blanks were $100.

Last i heard Caspian was gonna start making frames out of damascus, havent seen one yet so i dont know if they did.

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Old 03-22-2001, 01:43 AM
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So for the completed gun, smith work included, are we in the $2-2,500 range?

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