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Old 03-20-2017, 08:38 PM
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I was looking at some 5906s, 5903s and 6906s on gunbroker.
Most show some holster wear.
Is their a was to get them looking new again?
Bead blasting?
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This is an example of a silica blasted "police trade in" 5906. After a complete disassembly and parts exam, I replaced the magazine catch spring, grip, rear sight, recoil spring, and the firing pin spring with OEM parts. Also installed a "decock only" manual safety lever. Some minor pitting remains under the grip's edges, but is not visible.

Just celebrated a birthday....manufactured March 06, 1992. Not bad for a 25 year old service gun. If properly cared for, the 5906 and the other 3rd Gen guns are very durable pistols for the most part. Especially the all stainless ones.

The all stainless variants are fairly easy to re-hab, if you desire.


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Looks excellent what would you charge for that service
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Most shops, or refinishers will deep clean, inspect, and rehab an all stainless finish with silica or glass beads for around $100.00 - $150.00. (add $$ to replace defective or damaged parts)

I believe S&W charges $220.00 to glass bead the frame and slide. I'm not sure if the factory is still doing the 3rd Generation guns, due to the lack of replacement parts.
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A thread you may want to check out:

Glass Bead Media Testing on 5906 Frame
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Can the alloy frames be done as well as stainless steel ?
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