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Old 12-07-2010, 04:06 AM
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I have a 325sc:







I love this piece, but it ain't pretty. I was looking into some refinishing options, when I read that S&W only made 300 of these guns (clear-coat -- red ramp FS).

So now, what should I do?

If it has value over its worth, maybe I should sell it and find a black one and pocket the difference.

As I look at it more, it has grown on me.

I am interested in other opinions.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:18 AM
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Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think the collectors are lining up for 325sc's. I've had a few silver/clearcote finished revolvers and hated it. The finish looks bad in no time. I had the frame of my now-departed 625-10 refinished black by the factory, and it really held up. That was a 2-tone deal, but suited the gun. I think the factory would make your revolver black for less than $200, and you'd love it. It could always be returned to silver/clearcote if you so desire. We're not talking rebluing. Here's what the 625-10 looked like with a black, formerly silver, frame.
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:25 AM
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You're looking at $820-840 for a new BLACK 325-NG which has better XS front sight, a SS cylinder but bulky Pachmayr grips. And that might need a $12 C&S extended firing pin and that black paint isn't exactly wear-impervious by a long shot. So how much do you plan to sell your bird-in-hand for?...
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:05 PM
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Pinky, you're right that they are not lining up for the gun, yet. Do you think the factroy could make the cylinger black also. In looking at refinishing options, I haven't found anyone who will refinish Ti.

GD, Didn't think about selling now. I would only do it if what I have is worth more than what I want.

Did I mention that I still have the box and original grips?

Oh, and the UM boot grips are not for sale.

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Old 12-08-2010, 02:44 PM
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The factory (nor anyone else for that matter) will refinish the titanium cylinder. There already is a protective finish on the cylinder that prevents erosion at the cylinder face towards the forcing cone. Titanium itself is actually a combustible metal. The finish prevents the combustion and erosion of the cylinder.

You will probably be better off trading with someone for a nightguard or selling yours and buying a NG.
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:59 PM
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But the guestion is; can they make the cylinder black or silver. I would like the revolver to be one color? Black or silver would do for me.

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