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Recoiljunkie44
September 02, 2009, 23:21
I Have thought about jewling my single six in ss many times but it always come down to the gun shops wanting way to much for me to afford! I have heard there is a cheap way out there to do this by using a pencil eraser and a drill press thought about trying it but not really sure. I would definetly try this first on scapr metal. Was also wondering if anyone makes a kit for the do it yourselfer thats fairly inexpensive!

Recoil Junkie!!

chromestarhustler
September 03, 2009, 03:56
midway sells a holder and the abrasive rubber rods, but sorry jeweling a gun is bling bling, as is engraving the whole thing

ostrobothnian
September 03, 2009, 05:34
http://www.icedoutgear.com/GR56.php

:D

MAINER
September 03, 2009, 10:29
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=8870/Product/DAMASCENING_TOOL


Have a blued Ruger Single Six with a jeweled hammer. Found it like that as used gun in a Gun Store. Although it was nicely done, it's mostly worn off from hammer rubbing on frame. A better way would be to mill a couple thou from each side of the hammer except for the area around the hammer screw before jeweling.

It looks OK, but that's the only part I would do on a revolver of this type.

Yup! It's bling. ;)

Para Driver
September 04, 2009, 12:43
I think you'd need a mill or some more precise way to index the part.. otherwise it's gonna look half assed?

gunplumber
September 04, 2009, 12:53
The pencil eraser works but not as well as a Dremel wire brush, shortened, with an O-ring to keep the bristles togther, and then lapping compound wiped on the work surface. Even with that, there are some metals that just don't jewell well - I recall a colt mustang that just stayed gray.

Ruger stainless jewels wonderfully.

But as mentioned above, you need a rigid, indexible base. You are not going to do it with a dremel by hand - at least nothing admirable.

http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/smith/handgun/sig/smithsig11.jpg

http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/wp/rugerjewel01.jpg

chromestarhustler
September 04, 2009, 14:35
midway has a indexable holder, marked out in 1 16ths of an inch for mounting in a drill press

ThePitbullofLove
September 04, 2009, 18:13
Originally posted by gunplumber
The pencil eraser works but not as well as a Dremel wire brush, shortened, with an O-ring to keep the bristles togther, and then lapping compound wiped on the work surface. Even with that, there are some metals that just don't jewell well - I recall a colt mustang that just stayed gray.

Ruger stainless jewels wonderfully.

But as mentioned above, you need a rigid, indexible base. You are not going to do it with a dremel by hand - at least nothing admirable.

http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/smith/handgun/sig/smithsig11.jpg

http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/wp/rugerjewel01.jpg

:eek:

In a word...."Ew."

To each his own.

TerryN
September 04, 2009, 19:41
IMHO, jeweling (engine-turning) has a place on rifle bolts, auto pistol barrels, and a (very) few other places. That Ruger, OTOH, just doesn't do it for me. Of course, it ain't my gun and whoever it belongs to doubtless thinks it's da shitz. I wouldn't care for one like it, but that's just me.

vmtz
September 05, 2009, 08:06
That Ruger might be the ugliest pistol I have ever seen.

Ewwwww!!!!

Vince

gunplumber
September 05, 2009, 10:38
Originally posted by TerryN
IMHO, jeweling (engine-turning) has a place on rifle bolts, auto pistol barrels, and a (very) few other places. That Ruger, OTOH, just doesn't do it for me. Of course, it ain't my gun and whoever it belongs to doubtless thinks it's da shitz. I wouldn't care for one like it, but that's just me.

I know - the gun has a history. Someone had it pimped and sold it, then bought it back and had it engraved, then sold it back and the guy who bought it needed me to remove the engraving and repimp it. So I got paid 3 times on this gun and taught two assistants how to jewel.

renaissance_warrior
September 08, 2009, 11:28
Well, at least it was a training mule. :tongue:

L Haney
September 08, 2009, 15:57
Wasn't the original purpose to hold a very light weight lube on moving parts? Something scratching my noggin that this showed up with delicate/precise instruments and whale oil. I could also be full of shizz.

Lowell

gunplumber
September 08, 2009, 16:10
You are correct - jeweling makes the surface evenly irregular so as to reduce surface friction and allow oil to be trapped.

It is hard for some people to understand that polishing starts by removing the highest spots, which removes roughness - but then there is a point where additional "polishing" actually INCREASES friction by bringing more of the metal in contact.

Recoiljunkie44
September 09, 2009, 18:44
I have also thought about using some mothers alluiminum wheel polish and a Mothers' power ball to see if that will polish the Single Six to a shine! Is this a bad Idea!

fireback
September 10, 2009, 17:57
Dang GP, how do you remove engraving? That sounds very painful and expen$ive!

As far as engine turning, it looks great on hot-rod dash panels too....

M2A2
September 11, 2009, 20:18
My friend of mine does jewelling. He does awesome job. customjewellshop. Check him out. tell him you know me from the falfiles. He might cut you a deal.The site address is www.customjewelshop.com