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Here are some pics of how this one is coming along .

I decided that the gun had some potential when I mounted a red dot.



Tried a little one handed bulls eye shooting , I felt Good about it.



So I thought maybe this one would deserve a new barrel and to be touched up a bit :





This was my first ten rounds down the new barrel:


Here's another target , got the elusive 100 at 15 yds . I know its not the correct target but hey it made my day!


So I am polishing things up and working toward a final finish:


Got an excellent fit on the new barrel , it just stays locked up with just the slightest pressure to unlock , I would call it a semi hard fit :






Sharpening up the cocking serrations with a 60*pointing file :



Been having a blast with this platform, the metal seem like good stuff on the CZ :D


I'll post some more pics and list a few more of the particulars later ,
Thanks for looking ,

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Dang that is looking good! Very nice work on the new barrel. I've been slowly working a mod on my SP-01 that has kept me Pre occupied from my pre-b. This gets me all excited to get to work on it again!
 

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Excellent looking work! Nothing is more satisfying than making a pistol personal and having it work better than before. Looking forward to the updates.
 

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Very nice looking gun. Love that polished look on the barrel. Excellent shooting. Looking forward to future posts.

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That is some great looking work! Are there limitations or special considerations to be aware of when using the SA style trigger?
 

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One more range session just to make sure everything is OK , I guess it is !!


 

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One more range session just to make sure everything is OK , I guess it is !!


Started working on the finish this weekend, somewhere around 400 grit and a little carding by hand with a fine brush, rust blue on the agenda


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Its hard to beat the looks and the longevity of slow rust bluing. It's hard work but worth every minute.
 

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Thought I would share some pics of the rust bluing that I am attempting . The carded pics are at 6 cycles , I am currently at 10 and it is darkening up really well and rusting less each time .

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Wow, still rusting after 10 cardings? Looking very nice though!
It's interesting how different each gun reacts to the process. I'm bluing a rifle this weekend, it's quite an adventure compared to pistols.
 

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Wow, still rusting after 10 cardings? Looking very nice though!
It's interesting how different each gun reacts to the process. I'm bluing a rifle this weekend, it's quite an adventure compared to pistols.
I believe with Shadow's help that I started with too fine a finish, therefore it's taking a while for everything to even up.

I carded this afternoon, and went ahead with # 11 solution coat and into the sweat box, it's almost done- very little red this time, dark chocolate color before and after boiling.

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I believe with Shadow's help that I started with too fine a finish, therefore it's taking a while for everything to even up.

I carded this afternoon, and went ahead with # 11 solution coat and into the sweat box, it's almost done- very little red this time, dark chocolate color before and after boiling.

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I should say that Shadow helped me to see that I got things too fine- reread my post, thought I needed to add that

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I should say that Shadow helped me to see that I got things too fine- reread my post, thought I needed to add that


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I understood, he's coached me quite a bit on rust bluing, among other things gun related. When I blued my first pistol, it was hard to make myself stop with 320/400 grit. Mine usually stop rusting after 3 or 4 cardings. Never know though, each gun is a little different.
 

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Here are some final photos , not perfect but I am pleased none the less .

















Thanks for looking ,
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That is really nice! 100% better than the original and that soft luster of the rust blue. I think it looks most excellent! Now you have a keeper that is worth twice the original sale price. Great job and very good pictures. What more could you ask for. Simply outstanding all the way around. I especially like the bright pin highlights.
 

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That is some beautiful work! When I get the wherewithal to give that a go, I would be very proud to have that as a result.
 

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Dang, that turned out great! Now I have to find a refence to the process — info abounds I bet, but had not heard of it before - just the term ‘bluing’ which I thought was a mere wipe-on chemical treatment. Looks a bit more involved, but wothwhile.
 
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