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Thread: 454 Redhawk + Cold + Dark + Bored + Dremel and Sandpaper = ...

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    Default 454 Redhawk + Cold + Dark + Bored + Dremel and Sandpaper = ...

    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...







    Last edited by Snyd; 02-01-2011 at 23:04.

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    Awesome job there. The long nights make for exceptional attention to detail!
    That gun is mos def one of my favorites of all time. What an inspired project.

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    I like those grips! Ya make those too?
    I'm Pro-Pike.

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    You can do alot with spare time and removeing ugly lables is a good one,Great job
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    Snyd,

    Looks great. Well done!!!

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    Wow, looks like a different gun. Mine is in the mail

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    Thanks guys. It's pretty fun messing around with this stuff.

    It was actually pretty straight forward once I got over my fear of screwing it up. I did some testing/training on a piece of round stainless I had. I hammered some grooves in it with a chisel, smoothed them up lightly with a dremel and then used a couple different grits of sandpaper for smoothing and blending. I then used some fine steel wool for the final finish. When I figured I had the hang of it I went for it on the Redhawk.

    WaterWolf- Grips are Nill-Griffe.

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    nice job, nice gun!
    happy trails.
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    Man that is nice. I missed buying a Bowen conversion on gun broker and I have been looking for one since then.

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    Your project turned out pretty awesome there.
    Now what ?

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    id like to see pics of the bits you used. Great job too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rimfirematt View Post
    id like to see pics of the bits you used. Great job too.
    I only used this little green one. 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 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.

    http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Attachme...aspx?pid=84922


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    I got one of them,look out guns
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    I got one of them,look out guns
    Hahahahaaahhh.

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    I have to admit, it's pretty nerve racking when you touch that dremel to your gun barrel I kept thinking about the statement I've heard that "gunsmiths make a lot of money off guys with dremel tools!" A small file of some sort might be the safer approach.

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    Looks great!

    A consideration for others considering the mod a small file used as a draw file would work just as well as a dremel, w/o the risk of causing a "wow" by running the dremel in too deep.

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    Hiya Snyd! what's the temp there.... nice and warm 30 here in the Matsu Valley Good lookin' Ruger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSinAlaska View Post
    Hiya Snyd! what's the temp there.... nice and warm 30 here in the Matsu Valley Good lookin' Ruger!
    15 above and snow! It looks like a powder weekend, skiing powder that is! At least on Saturday, hopefully I'll be burning some powder on Sunday

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