Just a Question On Finish

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An interesting pistol came up on another forum I frequent
I have asked the owner if he can get some good close ups
To my untrained eye it looks relief engraved but the final finish looks like sand blasting
the thoughs of the more edumicated would be very interesting
Cheers Graham
 

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Graham,It looks like pitting,some one left this pistol in a bad place never saw a gun sandblasted after engraving.J.J.
 
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Graham,You may be right,sandblasted and then it was reblued.Over the years I've seen some badly abused firearms.J.J.
 

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I'd say pitted, then engraved, because you can see original blue at the back of the frame, where the safety is when in the up position. I would not be too surprised to hear that it was sandblasted before engraving and bluing, but they would have blasted the gun assembled, which seems weird! (not that it's not weird anyway! :eek:)
 
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DEFINATELY HEAVY RUST PITTING. DOESN'T APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN BLASTED BUT RATHER CARDED WITH A COARSE WIRE WHEEL TO REMOVE
THE RED OXIDE. THE ENGRAVING APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN CHASED IN SOME PLACES. I DON'T THINK IT'S BEEN REBLUED AS SOME OF THE ORIGINAL
COLOR CAN BE SEEN UNDER THE SAFETY LEVER WHEN IN THE UP POSITION. HATE TO THINK WHAT THE INSIDES LOOK LIKE.:eek:
 
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It appears to me that it was sand blasted or something to the sort, prior to the engraving, then it was blued.
I say this because the engraving cuts are not pitted or sand blasted, they are still somewhat brite if you look closely.
this was never a finish that was used by savage on any of their older firarms.
Joe
 

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