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Old 07-14-2017, 04:15 PM
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Just copped a police trade-in 5906. Completely disassembled it (though I have the rear sight soaking in Kroil as it is not wanting to slide out).
Frame is currently soaking in a can of carb cleaner. Will bead-blast it soon.




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Old 07-14-2017, 11:59 PM
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Can't wait to see it when it's done!
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:57 PM
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Can't wait to see it when it's done!


Me too Mack. Got a wooden grip on the way. That is what I'm really looking forward to.


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Old 07-16-2017, 08:42 PM
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Should look Great with a set of Woodies on it. That will set it right off.
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:19 AM
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Done. I have a service pack 1 set of Wolff springs that I have to put in but it's done for the most part.


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Old 07-27-2017, 10:27 AM
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WOW!!!!!!

That turned out amazing!

Great work!
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Very nice work!

And MORE proof, as if any were needed, that great combat pistols CAN BE GREAT LOOKING! Enjoy that fine 9. Regards 18DAI
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Amazing transformation. You did a fine job, and you saved a nice pistol.

I appreciate the detailed before and after pictures you posted. I never take any before pictures, but I should.

Thanks !!!!
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turned out nice...
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rear sight soaking in Kroil as it is not wanting to slide out.
They don't slide out. You'll need a big hammer.
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The grips really look nice on there. Did you treat or paint the metal, or did you bead blast, and leave it raw?
I really can't tell from the pictures?

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Nice...what grit and type of blast media did u use, I have been using glass beads 120 grit at 80 psi...
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The grips really look nice on there. Did you treat or paint the metal, or did you bead blast, and leave it raw?

I really can't tell from the pictures?



Rich


Glass bead blasted and left it as it was. I need to burnish it in a tumbler with a media whose composition escapes me at the moment. It needs a very low sheen finish. Right now it picks up everything.


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Glass, I believe it was 240.


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Major, major improvement. Well done.
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That turned out great!
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