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We need some new topics around here. Things are a bit slow. I just got the high bid on a P93D - $210. Seller says it's excellent, but it looks a little beat up to me from the picture on the auction. Ruger says it won't/can't refinish aluminum frames. Anyone got any good ideas for a complete refinish on this thing? (Remember I'm a poor state employee.)
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Is it deeply mared/scratched? Have you considered a Duracoat finish? Just about any color... Just thinking outloud... Or "bead blasted"?
 

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quote:Originally posted by RNettles

Is it deeply mared/scratched? Have you considered a Duracoat finish? Just about any color... Just thinking outloud... Or "bead blasted"?
I won't really know until I get it in my hands. There appeared to be numerous scratches in the photo, but I can't really tell if they are just surface scratches or if some are deeper. I don't have any experience with Duracoat - is it relatively durable?
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I think they make a type that gets "baked on", and it is supposed to be very durable... I was considering doing my P95DPR slide...
 

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This is what it looks like:

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If I chose to undertake it as a project gun, I'd fine sand to remove scratches, DuraBake the slide and frame... Brand new looking gun. It looks as if it was riding under the front seat for several years...
 

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quote:Originally posted by RNettles

If I chose to undertake it as a project gun, I'd fine sand to remove scratches, DuraBake the slide and frame... Brand new looking gun. It looks as if it was riding under the front seat for several years...
Thanks - sounds like a plan. It's a little rough, but for the price I think it was a fair deal.
 

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I love my 93DC, and I'm sure you'll love this gun as well. I have the two tone gun, so the scratches don't show up as well. But, they are there, just too easy to get. If you figure find a good way to fix it, let us know so I can follow your lead. If you decide its just too much to deal with, make sure you list it here when its time to go.
 

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Wow!![:0] I was tracking this exact gun.... glad you gave it a home. Give us a range report when you can!
 

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quote:Originally posted by SigDreamer

Wow!![:0] I was tracking this exact gun.... glad you gave it a home. Give us a range report when you can!
I really didn't need another Ruger auto, but this thing looked pretty sad and lonely out there on the auction with no bidders. I emailed a shop that's only about 20 miles from me. They do Duracoat and they priced it at $225.00 for a 2 tone, stainless/black finish. Lord have mercy! I might as well hold out for a NIB stainless one. I know there are still a few around. I'm either going to have to do this myself, or just do as RNettles suggested had been done to it before - that is, throw it under the truck seat.

I doubt if I get it in time for my Wednesday night range visit. Range report will probably have to wait until Wednesday, Sep 20th. (Add didn't say if there was a box or extra magazines. I'm going to assume not.)
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I'd do it myself... The main cost in the quote is labor. Check the Duracoat web site for the kit cost...

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This gun was really dirty when I picked it up. You'd think the guy would have cleaned it up before he shipped it. I field stripped it and gave it a thorough cleaning. The bore is bright and it looks like it has done very little shooting. Turns out this is a lot better looking gun than the picture on the auction page. It still has some scratches, but it's just not that bad. Think this might turn out to be $210 well-spent.
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Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. Range report on Wednesday.
 

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I just bought one too. I had a hard time finding a P93. I prefer the KP's, but I could only find a blued P93. It's a good looking Pistol the slide has a dark blue almost purple color. $300 Shipped LNIB,Plastic case 2 mags, manual, etc., sold as used, but it looks like it's never been fired.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Wildturk

I just bought one too. I had a hard time finding a P93. I prefer the KP's, but I could only find a blued P93. It's a good looking Pistol the slide has a dark blue almost purple color. $300 Shipped LNIB,Plastic case 2 mags, manual, etc., sold as used, but it looks like it's never been fired.
Good buy! Mine has the plum colored slide also, but it has quite a few scratches. I did find a KP93D NIB on Auction Arms. I may sell my P93 or trade it for something. It sure does shoot good though. It has the smoothest action of all my P-Series
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quote:Originally posted by legacy38

Did you ever shoot this P93? How did it perform?

I like the feel of the P93 and would definately grab one for the right price.
I have shot it and it shoots quite well. It shoots about an inch to an inch and a half right, but that's easy to fix. I've just been too lazy to get out the allen wrenches, punch and hammer. I think it's been shot quite a bit, because the action is very smooth, almost like it's on ball bearings. It also has the best single and double action trigger pulls of any of my P-Series. It is a little ugly though - quite a few scratches. I still haven't decided if I'm going to keep it or sell it. If I decide to sell it, I'll give you first crack at it. I paid $210 plus a little for shipping and the FFL transfer. In all, I think I have $240 in it. Not bad considering how well it shoots.
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