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Gold removal from firearm

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jlb, Feb 10, 2011.

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  1. jlb

    jlb Member

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    A friend called this evening asking about the removal of "gold" from a stainless revolver. The gold was applied by a former owner and new owner would like to remove the "gold" from the gun. The new owner believes that the gold is real and not a gold like material.

    Thanks

    jlb
     
  2. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    Get the torch out and go to it. If he is that greedy then he should not have that gun. Just leave it alone.
     
  3. Big Az Al

    Big Az Al Well-Known Member

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    First it is hard to plate Stainless Steel, so if it is gold how is it on there?

    If it is inlaid, he will do more damage then it is worth to undo it.

    If it is on parts like the hammer, trigger, sights and such then buy the SS parts and replace them.

    If by chance it is actually plated onto SS parts, have it polished away.

    But first show some pictures so we don't have guess what he is dealing with!

    Al
     
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