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Now the question, are you going to shoot it or carry it much, or is that pretty finish going to make it a safe queen?
 

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Now the question, are you going to shoot it or carry it much, or is that pretty finish going to make it a safe queen?
Shoot and carry! Guns were made to be shot, in my opinion. Especially the GP100. Now that this one is pretty, it’ll be carried with pride.
 

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Considering all that you went through to get the beautiful blued steel GP100 that you have, I would maybe consider adding a stainless steel GP100 to the inventory for carry and use the nice blued steel model for the range and show. :)
 

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Here’s a question for the experts: would the 5 re-blues of this gun adversely affect the metallurgy / integrity of the steel? Or are the temperature for bluing not significant enough to affect the steel’s overall integrity?
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I do not know if it has changed but bluing used to be done at around 300 F. Heat treating is much higher temperature. I would say you are good to go.

Disclaimer - only knowledgeable here, I am by no means a metalurgist.
 

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That is hard to believe that the blueing would be messed up like that. Years ago I had a problem with a Blackhawk .45 and sent it in for repairs and they put a blueing on it that I call a S&W blue job from years ago. I was very happy with the work done on my Blackhawk.
 

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I’m going to do limited carry with my new blue 5 inch half lug. I’ve got a Kramer belt scabbard being made right now. Any holster is going to wear a blue finish but I just gotta do it! It’s gonna be toooo cool on my hip!
Yours looks great! I’m thrilled for you. Maybe a range report soon ;)
 

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In one word....'sweet'. So glad it ended well for you. Now all you have to do is shoot it and enjoy it and if it shoots anything like my s/s 3" GP100 you will be wearing a constant smile.
 
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