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Old 05-19-2017, 02:05 PM
k22fan k22fan is offline
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If portions of the completed project would have to be refinished starting with a nickeled 1917 would add complications and cost. A couple of local men who do old fashioned bluing charge very little to put parts or guns that they do no other work on in with their own jobs. Nickeling would have to done by a bigger shop that advertises nationally. The shipping alone would cost more than local bluing. Also there is no nickel equivalent to the various touch up cold blue products.

My 4" 1917 has a J frame adjustable sight and a silver soldered Shorty rifle ramp with a Sour Dough front blade. Those are relatively easy installations. By the way, good collectors, please do not start heating the tar and plucking the chickens. Its adjustable sight was installed at least two owners prior to me and I bought it in 1975. I'm only responsible for its shorter barrel.
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