Monday, August 21, 2017

Smith & Wesson 586 Reblue part 3

Part Three of this rebluing project, see parts one and two.

The gun has been cleaned up and sanded to a 600 grit finish.
I taped off the gun leaving the top rib exposed for sand blasting.

Some medium grit aluminum oxide and some air provided the work, the result is a rough texture, non glare finish

Here are the parts, reblued and covered in oil awaiting re-assembly

And Finished

The roll marks are still in good condition.

The hammer and trigger turned a brownish-black color, not sure why...maybe a different alloy?

Before and After:

and a comparison with a 586 still wearing the original finish

Time to move on to the next project