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I finally got around to replacing the front sight on my SP101 and decided while I was at it was time for a little external work. In addition to rounding all the sharp edges I removed the Warning and contoured the hammer to the frame. Just as I was finishing it up my long awaited holster showed up in the mail.

This is before, notice the fit on the hammer.



And After:D



 

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Nice job - really looks good! (Now where are my sunglasses?:D)
 

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quote:Originally posted by jaredshs

[8D][8D]I love it! Great job! I wish mine was DAO.
Jaredshs
I have another DAO SP101. I would be interested in trading a DAO hammer for a standard hammer.
 

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Hey Reb, what did you use to remove and polish the gun ? I have a SP101 just like it am interested in doing this. Also, nice job ! Its a piece of art now !
 

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quote:Originally posted by HB-DLX

Hey Reb, what did you use to remove and polish the gun ? I have a SP101 just like it am interested in doing this. Also, nice job ! Its a piece of art now !
I started with 120g sand paper to remove the warning and shape the edges. I clamp my electric sander upside down in a vice, I find it's easier to control than the belt sander and it has nice round edges to work on. I did most of the heavy work on the hammer with files and the finial fit with a fine sanding drum with the hammer in the frame.

I use 400g paper wet to smooth everything up and check for marks before buffing.

The final step is coarse and fine buffing wheels with appropriate compound. I use six inch wheels on a rather large grinder motor.

The key is to remove all of the larger scratches and marks with good sandpaper before trying to buff it to a high finish
 

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quote:Originally posted by REB

quote:Originally posted by jaredshs

[8D][8D]I love it! Great job! I wish mine was DAO.
Jaredshs
I have another DAO SP101. I would be interested in trading a DAO hammer for a standard hammer.
Great offer......I will consider it, however I would really like to
find one, and keep my original hammer. Will keep you in mind.
 

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WOWZA! That gun is simply beautiful! :D I need to get some sandpaper, buffing compound and get to work on my Super Redhawk.

+1 what HB-DLX said that it now a piece of artwork!
 

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quote:Originally posted by Chunky Monkey

WOWZA! That gun is simply beautiful! :D I need to get some sandpaper, buffing compound and get to work on my Super Redhawk.

+1 what HB-DLX said that it now a piece of artwork!
The Super Redhawks turn out nice as well.
 

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Reb you are the MAN! That is some serious gun porn. Excuse me I gotta go to the bathroom -- be right back!:D
 

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Reb,
How far do you tear one down to do this polish? Looks like something I'd like to do as soon as I get some of my other projects out of the way.


Thanks


Molon Labe

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Here's mine with the new Crimson Trace Ruger logo laser grip.

REB, your's are beautiful. I remember seeing your Super Redhawk before. It is really nice with the porting!

 

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Ron Honner,... I like that Grip...<:))
 

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Reb,
How far do you tear one down to do this polish? Looks like something I'd like to do as soon as I get some of my other projects out of the way.
I take it completely apart and polish each piece separately. I polish the inside of the trigger guard with a small wheel on a dremal tool first. After I have each piece polished I assemble the frame, cylinder crane and trigger guard and go over it with the fine wheel to make sure it all blends. Be careful with small parts or the buffing wheel will launch them into space.
 

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I would assume that cleanup is a Breeze now.
Another question I have is does polishing the gun make it easier for corrosion to attack the Surface of the metal? I have a 3 day Old 4" GP100 that Might go under the Buffer really soon.
Nice Gun

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