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Old 01-22-2013, 10:28 AM
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Default Best way to finish an older handgun

I have a .22 pistol that I am thinking of restoring. I do not like the blued steel finish since it is delicate.

What is a good option that will be sturdy, chip-resistant, and matte black?

Do you know of any good places in so-cal to get this done?

Thanks for your help
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:33 AM
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Dura-coat, Cera-coat, parkerizing, theres lots of options out there. You dont see many blued guns these days, i personally love blued guns.

All of the other finishes are much more durable and come in matte black.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:21 AM
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What type of .22lr pistol is it and what do you use it for? My blued range guns look like new after more years than I care to admit due to always whiping them off with a silicone treated gun cleaning cloth after handling.

Obviously drawing from holsters or carrying in holsters a lot will cause blueing wear.
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Old 01-22-2013, 1:20 PM
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its a ruger mk2 standard barrel - but i take it to the desert and get it all mucked up. also its a tight fit and i have to beat the heck out of it with a mallet to get it back assembled. i want something durable that wont rust in wet weather and can handle getting banged up
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have you considered picking up another shooter and selling this one to someone who will appreciate it as is? perhaps a stainless model would better fit your needs.
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Old 01-30-2013, 7:45 PM
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I entirely agree with you bsg. I only buy unblued guns now but this ones just an old one. Want it?
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:56 PM
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Check with Dave's Metal Works in Covina,626-859-0299. He offers Cerakote,hard chrome and bluing.He has several shades of black Cerakote. Armorer's black is matte,no shine. Midnight Black looks like a satin blue finish.
Here's a link to his Cerakote page.
http://davesmetalworks.com/cer.html
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