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    My grandfather gave me a "rusty old revolver" he kept under a blanket at the ranch. Turns out its a 4" python in bad shape. I got a lot of the major rust off but it has a lot of pitting on it. What's the best way to go about restoring this gun. Also any info on pythons would also be welcome as I don't know much about colts. Pictures to come soon when I get to a computer.
     

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    If I had a gun given to me by my grandfather I would send it to a professional. Even if it was a Hi Point.

    Then I would shoot the hell out of it.
     

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    revolver1.jpg revolver2.jpg revolver3.jpg
    Sorry for the quality these were taken with my phone. I can take better pictures tomorrow if yall would like to see it better.
     

    benenglish

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    I don't have anything they have worked on but read many articles with pictures about their quality. Some are simply amazing.
    Yes, some are. And some are amazingly underwhelming.

    There's a test report on their case-hardened, wood-stocked AR in the "Book of the AR" that's on newsstands now. It has some big, high resolution pictures. Look closely. There is some truly rough finish on that rifle and the wood-to-metal fit is, well, completely UNfitted. The thing looks atrocious.

    I wouldn't hesitate to send them an 1886 Winchester or something like that. But unfortunately, like anyone else, they can get into real trouble when they try to drive outside their lane.

    I wouldn't send them a Python unless I had seen before and after pictures of a Python restoration from them.

    I'm getting to where I don't trust people in my old age, especially people who we rely on to be artists in wood and steel but whose most commonly and successfully demonstrated talents are for self-promotion.

    ETA - I've looked at their web site and their before and after pictures of revolver restorations. Yeah, I think I'd trust Turnbull with this job. In fact, the work on their site looks great...which leaves me all the more confused about that lousy-looking AR pictured in the previously-cited magazine. I guess even a really good shop can have a bad day.
     
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