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Waiting for Hachiko
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My first posting in this section.

I've wanted a Remington 51 ever since seeing one
At a local gunshop couple of years ago. I missed buying that one, unfortunately.

So, I'm always browsing for one I could afford. Couple of weeks ago, I found one for $350. Most of them are going $500 up for a decent gun. This one shows some wear, but there is no pitting, everything mechanical is good, very good bore, no pitting.

After a breakdown and cleaning, ( don't think it had ever been cleaned), the frame and controls retain about 75% original bluing.

However, the slide is just about in the white.


Which is why I'm here.

Considering having the slide re blued, in satin/ bead blast hot blue.. Which of course ruins what collector value the pistol may have.

I don't want a high polish finish, but don't want the bare slide either.

Am I in error wanting to reblue the slide?

It's the only part I would have refinished.


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Right now you have a 0% slide and a 75% frame. Reblue the slide only and you will be at 100% - 75% which will still look odd. I would get the whole gun blued to match if refinished at all.
 
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I found a slide in good condition on Ebay, and bought it. I'll have the replacement slide blued, and keep the original as is.


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You might be interested in this:

http://r51pistol.com/index.php/topic,773.0.html

http://r51pistol.com/index.php/topic,654.45.html


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Thank you. But mine is the original Model 51, not the remake.


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Posts: 6640 | Location: Near the Metropolis of Tightsqueeze, Va | Registered: February 18, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Turnbull in Louisville TN for restoration of period correct bluing.

Similar experts can be found through searches.

Key will be re-engraving of original roll marks.


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