Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Colt New Service Project: part 5

Part 5 of this restoration, if you missed the first three you can find them here

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

The big parts have been reblued, now I need to get all the small parts taken care of so I can re-assemble the gun

The hammer and trigger were originally nitre blued, the hammer sides were polished after the bluing and left in the white

So I polished the hammer, trigger and the screws to a high shine 

and nitre blued them
Here is the gun partially assembled, I still need to find an ejector rod spring, the old one got damaged when I removed it.
I decided to leave the hammer sides nitre blued. We can always polish them later

You can see  the Colt Rampant logo is still clear and crisp
 As are the barrel roll stamps, Colt is notorious for having very faint/shallow roll marks
No pits to be found.

Some before and after shots


  1. Yet another fantastic job! You are inspiring me to consider tackling a few I have that could use this treatment....

  2. That's a fine effort, Sir. Perhaps of your best yet!