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Old 11-10-2014, 7:34 PM
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Default 1937 DA 45acp

Just picked up this gem. I'm thinking about getting it re-blued. Mechanically good but finish needs tlc. What are your thoughts? Is there much value to keeping it the way it is?
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Old 12-16-2014, 9:26 PM
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Don't re blue it. Just keep what you have. Unless you have it professionally restored, you are not doing it a favor. Even then, the price is massive to do right.
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I'd keep it as is. That Brazilian contract revolver has a nice worn look that can't be replicated. Plus re-bluing would diminish what's left of the Brazilian crest as well as it's value.
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I respectfully disagree. The M1937s don't have the same value as a 1917 and this one is awfully rough, shooter grade. If it is reblued it is still a shooter grade but not as ugly. If the bore and chambers are bright and unpitted and the lockup reasonably tight it might be worth the funds to give it a face lift.

I bought this one reblued already by someone else, fitted repro grips and added back the lanyard loop and have a pretty nice shooter that looks respectable on the range or in my holster.

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