View Full Version : Reviving my S&W model 36

September 21, 2010, 15:35
The bluing on this little revolver was crap, so I took it upon myself to revive this little puppy... Pretty sweet

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September 21, 2010, 18:00
They are nice little pocket/holdout guns. Yours looks pretty nice now.
And the finish is ?

There is a nickel plated version of that in a local shop that I saw today.
Finish is excellent, but someone has bobbed the hammer. Still salvageable or a nice pocket gun as is.
Price was $ 400 though.:uhoh:
Too much for that one in as-is shape.

September 21, 2010, 18:26
The finish is a fresh mag-parkerizing. They are neat little guns, I just happen to have gotten this one for free in trade and decided to play with the good old park tanks to see how it looks on there. Came out pretty damn good. Not a common finish on revolvers

September 21, 2010, 18:47
Parkerizing is a good base for some of the really tough spray on finishes like Gun-Kote.
Just a thought.:wink:

September 21, 2010, 19:05
considered that but for now ill leave it parked, maybe one day will gunkote or something but it looks great for now, hell of alot better than it did

September 23, 2010, 19:00
Nice piece! Carried one of those for 20+ years as a warm weather backup piece and also as an off duty weapon, loaded with 110 gr +P semi jacket FN. Blue was good looking but not practicle in warm weather against the body or when I had to play in the ditch/pond/lake/river. Wish I would of thought about having mine parked.

September 24, 2010, 09:12
Living in Florida, Bluing is a nono. Plus I literally have 0 money in the gun so why the hell not.