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    gunsmiths that perform the highest quality pistol refinishing and reblueing

    Am looking for recommendations of USA located gunsmiths / companies that are known for performing the highest quality pistol refinishing and reblueing.

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    I've not ever read nor heard anything bad about Bruce or his staff here: http://grayguns.com/about-us/

    If you want refinishing Tony and his staff at http://www.customizedcreationz.com/ is reputable.

    If it's a historical or highly collectable piece you want worked on I don't have any idea other than decide carefully before you do anything as the value will likely be changed with any work done. Not sure what you want done or to what but good luck to you.

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    Another option is CCR.

    CCR-REFINISHING

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    I've used Robar (for a NP3 coating on a XD slide) and CustomizedCreationz (for a complete coating, polish, engraving and Wolff springs on a S&W). I'd recommend either American company.

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    I have not seen any of his work first hand, but from what I hear, one of the best:
    Turnbull Mfg. Co. - antique and classic handgun restoration, rifle restoration, shotgun restoration, & custom gunsmith service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    Baldy:

    Why do you say FORDS "hands down" ?

    Can you expand upon your reasoning ?

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    "robar" in arizona or for hard chrome plating, "metaloy" in arkansas or "checkmate" in florida, should all be considered. My most favorite is "robar np3" for a lifetime for a durable & easy care finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAMarine View Post
    Robar and Fords come to mind.
    I don't understand how you can include this "Fords" as a recommendation !!!

    I e-mailed those folks several weeks ago and never received a response to my inquiry.

    I followed up with another e-mail recently and also have received zero response to it also.

    If their gunsmith skills are not any better than their communication skills, then I don't know that I would want them to work on my firearm !!!

    On the other hand, the Robar company responded almost immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Growler67 View Post
    I've not ever read nor heard anything bad about Bruce or his staff here: About Us : Grayguns by Bruce Gray

    If you want refinishing Tony and his staff at http://www.customizedcreationz.com/ is reputable.
    I have heard nothing but the same.


    Quote Originally Posted by cougartex View Post
    Another option is CCR.

    CCR-REFINISHING
    I know first hand that Brad and Mary do excellent work. I sent them a slide and set of controls and had them finished in CeraPlate. I couldn't have been happier with their service and quality. They are top notch to deal with and pay great attention to detail.

    Before.....



    and after.



    Last edited by dosborn; 11-25-2010 at 07:20 PM.

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