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gunnery
12-18-2010, 11:20 AM
I got this revolver from my dad's friend back in the '60's.
Unfortunately, I had the bright idea of sanding all of this
dark stuff off..which was probably the original bluing.
So, I realize I ruined any value it had.
But its sat in my safe forever and I'd like to restore it even though
it won't appreciate in price (I guess).
The logo on the left side is a a bullet with wings with W & S underneath
(Webley and sons?).
Missing front sight. Action works.
Any thoughts on some sort of antique looking finish I can put on it?
Also, any sites that might be specific for Webley pistols?
Thanks
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tgriffin
12-18-2010, 11:43 AM
You sanded the finish off?
:angrypeasanttorchmob:

Mssr. Eleganté
12-18-2010, 11:45 AM
The logo on the left side is a a bullet with wings with W & S underneath (Webley and sons?).

W&S stands for Webley & Scott.



Unfortunately, I had the bright idea of sanding all of this dark stuff off..which was probably the original bluing.

It probably had that painted on finish that the Brits used. It might have looked like a crappy bubba paint job to your young eye.

gunnery
12-18-2010, 12:38 PM
What color of bluing should I choose to make it similar to the original?
Blue, Black, Rust?

smle-man
12-18-2010, 1:24 PM
Go to Gunboards and then to the British gun pub section.

a.tinkerer
12-18-2010, 2:22 PM
Anything (else) you do to the finish will only screw it up more.
The proper finish is charcoal bluing (actually called blacking) - and I am positively sure you won't be able to accomplish that finish to even remotely resemble the original finish.
Really.
Keep it the way it is, what you've done so far is part of the little gun's history.





Cheers
Tinker

GuyW
12-18-2010, 3:08 PM
Go to Gunboards and then to the British gun pub section.

...and don't tell 'em you sanded the finish off...
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