Boredom can be a very dangerous thing, especially when you are into firearms. You start pulling out your toys and think about all the things you’d want to do with it. Modify the sights, lighten the trigger pull and polishing the stainless.
For me, I got hit by the red-neck virus. I’ve always loved a highly polished stainless revolver and since I had time and I had one revolver that I wasn’t shooting this coming season, decided to take a sandpaper, some polishing compound and lots of elbow grease.
here’s the S&W 625 JM before doing anything to it :
First day I started using 600 grit sandpaper and using my fingers, started working on the cylinder. Here’s how it looked like after two hours of hard work.
Then I couldn’t help it but to work on the sideplate, just to see how nice it would look like :
Not too bad but definitely needs more work. By this point, my thumb and shoulders were all bruised up and tired. so I called it a night and stopped.
Next day visiting my buddy Dave’s home, found out he had a polishing/buffing wheel and brought me out to see if it’ll work.
of course it will!! this will save me a ton of time. I quickly rushed home and brought my half done revolver over. This is what it looks like after 5minutes!!
Definitely much faster and so much more efficient. It covers all the large rounded areas very well, but the smaller tighter spaces I’d have to use my fingers and do it manually. So after about an hour on the buffing wheel and then some manual work on the trigger, hammer and cylinder release latch. All done. Now to relube, reassemble and retune the trigger pull.
Here’s the finished product :
And the reflection.. ahhhhhhh..
what do you think?