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View Poll Results: What should I do with the finish on this revolver?

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  • Refiish in polished blue

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  • Refinish in matte blue

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  • Leave it as is

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    Distinguished Member AFJuvat's Avatar
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    Leave the cylinder release as is.

    If you are going to refinish it, go for the high polish. Revolvers look great with a high polish blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecarry View Post
    I'd leave it as is finish wise and add a Tyler T to the original grip. Love those.

    Is that the 3" FBI version?

    Anyhow, great pick up
    I have a T-Grip on my Model 12, but I'll be putting a Pachmayr Compac on this; that was how FBI-issued revolvers were equipped. And yes, this is the 3" round butt model.
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    My old 27-2 shows a lot more bluing wear than yours, but it is a great shooter. I've given thought to making it pretty again, but have ended up leaving it like it is, but that is at least partly (or maybe mostly) because I'm so cheap. I won't vote, so if it makes you happy to refinish, just do it. But, if you do have that done I agree that some "after" pictures would be nice.
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    Nice Find!!! If you lean toward refinishing, I'd go with the polished blue. But I'd definitely leave the cylinder release and all other parts, as original.
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    Now this is a worn finish:

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeyedick View Post
    I have a T-Grip on my Model 12, but I'll be putting a Pachmayr Compac on this; that was how FBI-issued revolvers were equipped. And yes, this is the 3" round butt model.
    Very nice. I wish you the best with this one sir!
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    I have one in worse shape than yours a picture is on my page , unless your never going to sell it don't do it you loose value. Polished blue would be best if you go there.
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    I would do it in master bluing. I had a 1911 done and an employee at Gators Guns decades ago now collected smith 44cal revolvers and many were blued....they were beautiful. I had a model 10 that I sold to a friend.....it was a low round count pistol. Wish I still had it. I would definitely send it out to be blued with new grips......the 10 I have today has too many rounds through it
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