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Old March 8th, 2017, 09:49 AM   #1
 
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What can be done with this?

I've got a deal in the works for a classic (old model) SS 22 LR/Mag convertible, but it has some issues. The bore is bright and shiny, but there is some pitting on the frame. What can be done with this? Can this be cleaned up and just re-blued?




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Rarely is bluing thick enough to fill pitting. Ruger service center is excellent at restoration at a reasonable cost, BUT they will do the safety upgrade. If it were me, I'd work a price discount and use cold blue paste to even the color and live with it.
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I think I'd clean it up good, and just shoot it and enjoy it the way it is.
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I think ruger's work is good and i would definetly get he safety upgrade.
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I agree with ditto 1958, clean it up and enjoy it.
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Well I see a new project. How about a 5 shot 327 mag conversion?
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Buy it cheap, clean it, oil it, shoot the heck out of it, have tons of fun, and never look back
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Buy it cheap, clean it, oil it, shoot the heck out of it, have tons of fun, and never look back
Yep. One of mine looks like that, shoots like a dream so I don't really worry about it.
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Well I see a new project. How about a 5 shot 327 mag conversion?
Actually, I was thinking about doing something along those lines I hadn't thought about the .327 though. Now, I'm intrigued.

How about a 5 shot .327 with a birds head grip?
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Actually, I was thinking about doing something along those lines I hadn't thought about the .327 though. Now, I'm intrigued.

How about a 5 shot .327 with a birds head grip?
I was going to jump on the "clean it and shoot it" bandwagon until you mentioned the .327/ birdshead conversion. That sounds really cool. I like the idea of having all the ammo options in .32cal available. If you want to spend money on it then you can have a neat custom six-gun. Either way, enjoy your revolver.
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I had an old, very badly pitted and rusting S&W K-22 Masterpiece Pre-Model 17 that I bought cheap because of the cosmetics but discovered it shot like a dream so I ended up having Ford's in Crystal River, FL restore it. The point being that yes it is possible to remove the pitting (Ford's sanded/milled the surfaces down to good metal and blended everything in so well you can't tell) but it's not cheap. I think I paid around $400 for the work on the K-22 but it looks spectacular now and I'm glad I saved a classic. I'm not sure it would be worth spending that kind of money on an old Single Six when you can just find a better looking example to start with. Otherwise get the best deal you can, clean it up the best you can and shoot it.
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Sand blast the top strap to create an anti-glare finish polish the rest and reblue it. Then enjoy shooting it.
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I think ruger's work is good and i would definetly get he safety upgrade.
NO, don`t go for any safety (transfer bar) upgrade. If you ever want to sell it, that`s the first question a buyer will ask. Is it still a 3 clicker?
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