Case Hardening Nickel Plating

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Antique Finish

 

All refinishing can add a month or two to turnaround time.

 


 

 

Bone & Charcoal Case Hardening

 

       Ruger stopped "color" case hardening their guns a few years back in order to be more competitive with their pricing. This was a chemical treatment and not true bone and charcoal case hardening. Most people really liked the case coloring look on the frame. In keeping with my philosophy of the highest quality, I decided to offer true bone and charcoal case hardening for all single action firearms.  The cost is $260 per gun. Schofield add $50. This can include the hammer and loading gate. I think you will agree this is a great look and it is the "Real Deal". 

 

 

 

        Disassembly and reassembly of the Schofield is very extensive and time consuming. Add $50.00

 

     

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Nickel Plating

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Electroless Nickel

    Electroless nickel is a process that does not use a copper base layer. This process has two advantages. One, you can use ammonia based cleaners and those for removing copper residue without damaging the finish. Two, the finish is harder and bonded to the metal stronger so it is much more durable. No pealing at the barrels' end. It is not as warm in color as Traditional nickel. It is hard to tell them apart.

Single Action Revolver $275.00

 

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Traditional Nickel

Two part process with a copper base layer

 

    This is the most common type of nickel plating. It is a two layer process with copper under the nickel. Don't use ammonia based cleaners or cleaners for removing copper residue. There is a touch more warmth to this finish than the Electroless Nickel, but it is very hard to tell them apart. It scratches and dings a little easier. Really gorgeous though. $350 - $450 depending on the condition of your firearm. 

 

Nickel

 

Antique  Finish

        The surface condition resembles a 120 year old gun that was used, but not abused. You can imagine it was owned by a Deputy Sherriff that rode shotgun on stagecoaches and hunted outlaws in heavy brush and hidden canyons. This is not a surface "finish". It is actual aging of the metal.  You can request a Grade 1 or Grade 2 finish. You can also request a few surface dings to the metal and more rust and pitting.

        The walnut grips are period correct in their shape and finish, including the period correct angle of bevel at the bottom. They can be distressed, "Moderately" with dings, scratches and wear. You may ask for more wear or no wear on the grips if you prefer. You can have them in a one-piece grip or a two-piece grip. The screw and escutcheons on a two-piece grip would be aged accordingly.

        All of the internal parts, the inside of the barrel and the cylinder are protected during this process and are "as new" after the process. 

 

        1. The "Antique Finish" is $150.00.

        2. The Walnut grips are $195.00, with wear or not.

        3. Package price for the grips and the gun finish is $325.00.

 

US Firearms Rodeo.  Grade 2 finish with Aged "Original" Grips.

 

US Firearms Rodeo.  Grade 2 finish with walnut grips.

 

US Firearms Grade 2 Finish, Aged Walnut Grips.                    US Firearms Grade 2 Finish, Aged "Original" Grips.

 

US Firearms Rodeo.  Grade 1 finish with walnut grips.

 

US Firearms Rodeo.  Grade 1 finish with "aged" walnut grips.