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454 Redhawk+Cold+Dark+Bored+Dremel+Sandpaper... #82999 02/14/2011 7:11 AM
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Well…. when it's cold and dark in the Land of the Midnight Sun a guys gotta do sumthin!

Since there is no Instruction Manual for a 454 Redhawk, I figured I better get the instructions to read the Instruction Manual off the barrel. This could cause a point of confusion for some poor soul and who knows what they might do! And, since the cylinder is marked 454 Casull and 45 Colt, no need to have .45 Colt on the other side of the barrel. After all, it might cause a point of confusion as well.

Here's how it turned out...












Re: 454 Redhawk+Cold+Dark+Bored+Dremel+Sandpaper... [Re: Snyd] #83000 02/14/2011 8:29 AM
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Nice work, can you talk a bit about what grit you used? The process? How long did it take. That's a pretty nice result.


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Re: 454 Redhawk+Cold+Dark+Bored+Dremel+Sandpaper... [Re: zac0419] #83001 02/14/2011 12:01 PM
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Nice work, Snyd! It's time to do the same to my .454 Redhawk....


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Re: 454 Redhawk+Cold+Dark+Bored+Dremel+Sandpaper... [Re: Whitworth] #83003 02/14/2011 12:18 PM
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+1 zac0419. vary nice


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Re: 454 Redhawk+Cold+Dark+Bored+Dremel+Sandpaper... [Re: bluecow] #83007 02/14/2011 1:41 PM
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Re: 454 Redhawk+Cold+Dark+Bored+Dremel+Sandpaper... [Re: Snyd] #83023 02/14/2011 8:01 PM
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I started with this since I didn't have any nice little files...



I lightly ran it over the lettering just until it removed it, maybe a faint hint of it left. No deeper. Then I broke out the sand paper and hand sanded it down mostly with my thumb. I think it was 320grit. I used a small leather sheath from a knife as sort of a sanding block at times. Rigid yet it conformed to the curve of the barrel. I just sanded down the high spots, etc. and blended it in. I taped over the engraving I wanted to leave. I then finished it up with steel wool. Some guys use a scotchbrite pad for the finish they want. My ended up great the way I did it.

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Re: 454 Redhawk+Cold+Dark+Bored+Dremel+Sandpaper... [Re: Snyd] #83025 02/14/2011 8:18 PM
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Sweet and the grips are awesome!

Re: 454 Redhawk+Cold+Dark+Bored+Dremel+Sandpaper... [Re: Snyd] #83027 02/14/2011 8:57 PM
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That's the only thing I DON'T like with Ruger handguns! I guess it's a liability thing, like the lady who spilled hot coffee on her lap while driving and sued McDonalds because it was too hot.

Re: 454 Redhawk+Cold+Dark+Bored+Dremel+Sandpaper... [Re: mikefrompa] #83034 02/15/2011 12:31 AM
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Nice job, Snyd.


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Re: 454 Redhawk+Cold+Dark+Bored+Dremel+Sandpaper... [Re: KRal] #83038 02/15/2011 1:43 AM
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beautiful....


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Re: 454 Redhawk+Cold+Dark+Bored+Dremel+Sandpaper... [Re: jamesfromjersey] #83039 02/15/2011 2:09 AM
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nice piece...


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Re: 454 Redhawk+Cold+Dark+Bored+Dremel+Sandpaper... [Re: jamesfromjersey] #83079 02/15/2011 9:23 PM
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Looks great! Boredom at it's finest hour.


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