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Old 02-09-2016, 08:52 AM   #21
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I will tell you why I am unhappy, and maybe because I am a nitpicking arse.

In my conversations I agreed to go with a very pricy "restoration" rather than just a reblue as I did not want any rounding of edges, obliterated markings or pitting left. All of these areas of concern were agreed upon and promises were made that should I choose the more expensive option there would be no sign of the pitting, rounding, etc.

The slide was completely taken down and original style markings redone, the frame was blocked.

My areas of issues;
Bluing over pitting
proof stamp on barrel all but obliterated
Bluing not even close to accurate
roundness exists on the buffed parts

I think the gun looks "nice" but is not as promised. Had I of knows this would be the final product I would have simply went for a refinish and it would have cost ~ 1/3 of the final price. In the end it is still a nice shooter, expensive shooter but nice
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:10 AM   #22
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You are not being nitpicking. You are being way too kind.

In my professional opinion you got nothing in the way of restoration. You got a slap across a buffing wheel and a blue job
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:21 AM   #23
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"The slide was completely taken down and original style markings redone, the frame was blocked."

I see no evidence that slide was blocked in any way. It looks to me like the only thing done was buffing with a loose wheel period.
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:43 AM   #24
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Doing my bit for public education, let me make this automotive comparison for those of you on the forum who don’t “see” what is wrong with this pistol.

Let’s say you have ’57 Chevy with some dents and rust holes in it.You pay to have it restored to bare metal and painted an original factory color, even having new metal welded in over the rust holes where present. Everything should be sanded and smoothed back into place. Instead you get back your car that has the paint just sprayed over of the dents and rust holes unfixed. The paint itself has globules and runs in it all over from overspraying. And the paint is not even the authentic color from 1957.
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:47 AM   #25
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You are not being nitpicking. You are being way too kind.

In my professional opinion you got nothing in the way of restoration. You got a slap across a buffing wheel and a blue job
Unfortunately true.

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Old 02-09-2016, 10:27 AM   #26
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well, I am glad I am not the only one that sees it this way. I wish I would have sent it to Bert and had him do some acorn and american scroll on it instead of spending my money with Earls. Bert did a wonderful job on my Colt for me, at least imho




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You are not being nitpicking. You are being way too kind.

In my professional opinion you got nothing in the way of restoration. You got a slap across a buffing wheel and a blue job
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Old 02-09-2016, 01:18 PM   #27
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It looks good in the pics.....
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Old 02-09-2016, 03:57 PM   #28
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Was directed here by another thread... sad refinished 1934 RZM PPK, no suffix, no slide serial number.
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Old 02-09-2016, 05:05 PM   #29
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Let's keep comments on the RZM PPK in the original thread please.

https://www.waltherforums.com/forum/p...appraisal.html
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:07 PM   #30
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Would like to see a picture of the RFV and no. I like the refinish and not being a purist wouldn't mine having this gun at all. I have an RJ that's been refinished and love it. Your gun is nice. Enjoy it and don't worry about what other people think. It's yours. here's two of mine. One is a 1936 90 deg. safety & the other is a 1938.
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