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    Ford's refinishing possibly back in form

    I just saw this post on another forum.

    A member there had his Python reblued at Ford's and it looks like they may have recovered from the disaster of a few years ago when a new worker ruined some of our members Pythons.

    https://forums.1911forum.com/showthr...1#post12864332

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    This is great news. Thanks for sharing.


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    They've always done good work for me over the years

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantom1094 View Post
    They've always done good work for me over the years

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    Well you would of thought they would have buffed out all those scratches

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    Yeah I heard about Ford's issues as well. Going to give a local guy, 40 year gunsmith/refinisher a shot on my OMT. His website stinks like most one-man-show gun guys, but the few examples of his work look great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfariswheel View Post
    I just saw this post on another forum.

    A member there had his Python reblued at Ford's and it looks like they may have recovered from the disaster of a few years ago when a new worker ruined some of our members Pythons.

    https://forums.1911forum.com/showthr...1#post12864332
    Looking at the image in the thread you linked to, I have to say that Python screams refinish. Way over-polished, the sharp edges on the flutes on the cylinder are gone, and other rounded edges. To me a good refinish is one where I have to take a bit of a closer look to determine if refinished or not. Even as rough as it was, I think it looked better before the refinish.

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    Yep, I see turn line grooves in the leades, that are blued over: a telltail sign for anyone looking at a gun wondering if it's reblued. I say again: don't roll the dice that rebluing a vintage Colt will look anywere near what the factory did. You're paying to make a "pretty" gun, but blowing away it's history and value. What are you left with? REBLUED GUN
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    Ford's refinishing possibly back in form

    Yeah but maybe sometimes the pythons need it. I’m still considering refinishing this 1964 in4” “blue” with no pitting and tight lockup. Sigh....






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    I agree there is a time when they do. Bad wear patterns on that one, for example. Lots of white metal showing in weird palaces. Or less than 70% original condition on a NON-high value model. And it depends on the model. Pythons seem to do OK reblued, for some reason because they were know for their excellent factory finish. SAAs? You better not touch them usually, if you care about the value:expense equation.
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    And it still has the plum colored cylinder release.
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