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Per Kolar's website price list:

Polish and Blue: 325.00

Beadblast/Blue: 250.00

Reblue/refinish: 200.00

Prices were for single barrel.

What the difference?

I am planning on getting my Unsingle and O/U barrels reblued this fall and was told from a friend that Kolar had good prices, quick service, and the barrels come out looking brand new.

I shoot a K80 and he still said to send it to them rather than Krieghoff.

Any other recommendations on the best pricing, service, and workmanship would be appreciated. I never had any rebluing work done so I am open for other suggestions and if others feel the same as my source for using Kolar.

Thanks!
 

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I am also thinking of getting my Kolar barrels reblued. Has anyone ever had the matt finish taken off and replaced with a gloss blued finish? Who did it and and at what price? My thumb wore the finish off in one spot.Thanks, Mike
 

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Kolar IS a bit pricey when it comes to rebluing, but the work is exceptional. I personally worked with the fellas in the polishing and bluing dept. They are very good.

They have the proper equipment for doing the job.



Mike-

Beadblasted and blued finishes do show wear a little faster than the polished surface. Kolar can polish up the bbl.

If you like the satin/matte finish, may I suggest going with a teflon coating. It has the same appearance as the blued surface, but wears many times better.

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I had my Kolar combo serviced and the Unsingle re-blued last December. They quoted me 4-5 weeks over the phone and I had it back in less than three. The Unsingle looked brand new - excellent job.

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Thanks for the input Eric. "Brand new" is good for me.

But... What is the difference (besides the prides) with the three:

Polish and Blue: 325.00

Beadblast/Blue: 250.00

Reblue/refinish: 200.00


Both my barrels have minor, minor scratches and its scratched up and the blueing is worn underneath the barrels where the forarm attaches.
 

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Here is a Copy & Paste from Kolar's website

BLUEING & RESTORATIONS


POLISH & BLUE:

COMPLETE: AUTO & PUMP $325.00

COMPLETE SINGLE $325.00

COMPLETE O/U $395.00

RECEIVER/MAGAZINE ONLY, AUTOS, PUMPS, ETC. $250.00

RECEIVER/IRON BREAK OPEN ONLY $250.00

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BEADBLAST/BLUE:

COMPLETE:

AUTO/PUMP $250.00

SINGLE $250.00

O/U $325.00

RECEIVER/MAGAZINE ONLY, AUTOS, PUMPS, ETC. $225.00

RECEIVER/IRON BREAK OPEN ONLY $200.00

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REBLUE/REFINISH BARRELS ONLY:

POLISH & BLUE SINGLE $200.00

POLISH & BLUE O/U $275.00

BEAD BLAST SINGLE $175.00

BEAD BLAST O/U $225.00

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SPECIAL FINISH: POLISH & GREY RECEIVER/IRON $550.00

BEAD BLAST & NICKEL SINGLE $595.00

BEAD BLAST & NICKEL O/U $595.00

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ENGRAVING SERVICE CUSTOM ENGRAVING POR

*PRICING INFORMATION ON SERVICES NOT LISTED; P.O.R., PLEASE CALL.

*PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
 

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The $200 price you have listed is the bead-blast bluing of a complete single, less the barrel.

The $325 price is the POLISHED and blued price for a COMPLETE gun.

The $250 price is the GLASS BEAD-BLAST and blued price for a COMPLETE gun.

The polishing and rebluing of just a single BARREL is $200.


I hope this andwers your question.

Doug
 

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What is the difference between beadblasting and bluing and polish and bluing the barrels?

Maybe this will clarify what I am trying to figure out.

I have an unsingle barrel I want to have reblued. It has some minor scratches.

I have an O/U barrel I want to have reblued. It has some minor scratches.

I would like to have them look brand new.

Should they be beadblasted or polished and how much are we talking using Kolar's prices?
 

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A bead-blasted bbl or complete gun is the satin/matte look that the blued surface looks like. Let's use a Winchester model 12 receiver for an example. The sides of the receiver are polished blued. The top of the receiver generally has been bead-blasted. It has a much duller sheen to it. Maybe no sheen at all.

The polished and blued...well that's self-explanatory.

To match the original finish on your K-80 bbl's, it will be polished and blued.

Cost...$200 for the single, $275 for the O/U bbl


Doug
 
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