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Old September 22, 2019, 22:17   #1
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I love Stainless. Does anybody else? Show 'em!

Well, I kinda felt like showing these off:



All are stainless or mostly stainless. From top to bottom:
  • Weatherby Vanguard II Sporter in stainless, walnut, rosewood, .308 Winchester
  • Winchester Marine Stainless. I'm not sure if that's walnut or birch. 12 gauge pump action.
  • Ruger 10/22 Target Stainless (model 1136) with a red dot mounted. Brown laminate stock. The 20 inch barrel is heavy enough already so they made the receiver out of aluminum. .22LR (obviously).
  • Springfield Armory XD(m) 9mm Competition with the 5.25 inch barrel. I want to buy a replacement stainless barrel that can take a suppressor. It might be cool to buy a Mech Tech Systems carbine conversion for it, too--also threaded.
  • Smith & Wesson .38 Special revolver.

The Weatherby and the S&W are unfired, but the rifle won't remain a virgin very long after I buy her a scope.

I'd also like to have a stainless FAL someday. The thing is, I'd want it done right. A key problem is so few of the metal parts are actually stainless. But wouldn't a stainless look fantastic with all walnut furniture? You're damn right it would!
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Old September 23, 2019, 13:12   #2
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Me likey--- my only wheel gun is a S&W 629!!!

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Old September 24, 2019, 08:10   #3
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All beautiful, but that marine 870...
man, now i thought I was done with 870s
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Old September 24, 2019, 14:01   #4
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All beautiful, but that marine 870...
man, now i thought I was done with 870s
I know, right? Both the shotgun and the 10/22 barrel are fully polished. The rest are matte. I've also seen some polished stainless XD(m) pistols and they are gorgeous. I have seriously considered polishing mine. I hear tell on the interwebs it's as simple as buying some mag polish at the auto parts store and then investing the required elbow grease. If I do go that route, I'll probably try to shine some scrap stainless before I attempt to burnish my pistol.

All the shotgun says on the barrel is "Winchester Stainless Marine" but I believe it's a model 1300, not 870.

These shotguns show up on GunBroker on average about once a month, but there might be two or three in a row then none for a month or two. They've been running between $600 to $800, but last year I saw one go for about $1200. That one might have been unfired NOS--I can't remember. I got extremely lucky and pounced on a buy-it-now for...let's say...less than average.
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Old October 05, 2019, 18:49   #5
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If you have a stainless firearm, upload a picture of it!
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Old October 05, 2019, 19:06   #6
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If you have a stainless firearm, upload a picture of it!
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Old October 05, 2019, 20:17   #7
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My stainless FAL convertible is shown below.




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Old October 06, 2019, 12:56   #8
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.44 and .22
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Old October 06, 2019, 19:21   #9
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My stainless FAL convertible is shown at the link below.

Didn't remember the host so found it this way.
Here you go.



Yeah, that's the ticket!

If that rifle were mine, I'd replace the grips, guard and carry handle with walnut, too.

'Cause wood.
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.357 magnum? Looks heavy duty, whatever it is.
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Love the polish. Smith and Wesson? I can't quite make out the medallion.
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Old October 06, 2019, 21:01   #12
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.357 magnum? Looks heavy duty, whatever it is.
Ruger GP100 from the NYPD contract so it was originally .38 SPl and is so marked. However, an employee bought it (as they are permitted to) and fitted a .357 MAG cylinder to it and polished the now shiny bits. I added the compact grips and pepper lam. grip panels.

ETA: Forgot to mention he also added the spur hammer and converted to DA/SA from the original DAO.
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Ruger GP100 from the NYPD contract so it was originally .38 SPl and is so marked. However, an employee bought it (as they are permitted to) and fitted a .357 MAG cylinder to it and polished the now shiny bits. I added the compact grips and pepper lam. grip panels.
That is a fine looking Revolver. Well done!
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Love the polish. Smith and Wesson? I can't quite make out the medallion.

Ruger Redhawk and SP101.
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Only stainless gun I've cared for is the S&W 686-4 my brother had. Excellent shooter, but I don't miss revolvers.
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A couple. This one is my favorite:



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