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Trying to clean up this Asian beauty to engrave it on theme of the Art of War by Sun Tzu

Lots of nastieness forming the stones down to the contours of the slide in 320,400 and 600 grit

 

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Trying to clean up this Asian beauty to engrave it on theme of the Art of War by Sun Tzu

Lots of nastieness forming the stones down to the contours of the slide in 320,400 and 600 grit
I'd love to have my SS S&W Walther engraved about 50%, what kind of change are we talking. Germanic oak leaves.
 

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It’s a 1952 Chinese PPK
 
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Back in the 70’s one of the patrons of the gun shop where I worked brought in some stones very similar to those shown by pilkguns. They were from an auto glass factory where our friend worked. They seemed to be in a couple different grits. No one made any use of them until I started polishing and blueing.

They were marvelous tools and I made great use of them ... to the point that today only a few shards are left. Great to see similar stones in use again!

Hope you keep us posted on the project ...
 

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I don’t know how you could use them more than a few strokes dry. I’m using mineral oil just because I have a bottle of it handy. It really should be a thinner viscosity but works.

Spit works too but that will rust when it dries.
 

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Pilk', your thread title gave me pause. A buddy's brother in law has a similar issue in a different context. ;)


Intrigued by the Chinese pistol; how is fit and function? Any notion how the stainless parts work together? (galling, etc)?
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Pilk', your thread title gave me pause. A buddy's brother in law has a similar issue in a different context. ;)


Intrigued by the Chinese pistol; how is fit and function? Any notion how the stainless parts work together? (galling, etc)?
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Moon, since you are asking two questions, does that make it a joint inquiry?

The finish on these 1952 made is not great at their production best. But that is true of most military firearms to a lesser or greater degree.

It seems to hand cycle adequately and the fit is important where it counts. These guns don’t have a good reputation which may be based in reality or just the bias of a Communist Chinese copy of a beloved name brand pistol. . I personally never shot this before this tear down and beauty enhancement and doubt I will once it is all back together
 

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The finish is not stainless. It’s just in what we call “in the white” meaning the blueing has been removed as in this case or not yet applied as in a new gun.
 

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I don’t know how you could use them more than a few strokes dry. I’m using mineral oil just because I have a bottle of it handy. It really should be a thinner viscosity but works.

Spit works too but that will rust when it dries.

I've found kerosene works great for soft stoning.
 
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I’ve used kerosene years ago. I don’t like the smell and absorbing it into your skin.
 
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Pilk, deftly played, and very funny. :D


Presumed facts not in evidence when I saw the silver appearance. What finish do you envision when you're done?
Learning something new is among the reasons to get on this forum. Is your pistol really a PP clone, or more of a Mak?
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I’ve used kerosene years ago. I don’t like the smell and absorbing it into your skin.

So true.


Fresh airflow across the work area is a must, as is a pair of durable rubber gloves.


Wearing sweat soaked rubber gloves is no fun.
 
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Pilk', unhappily the cited photos are no longer viable. I'm sure you will post when finished, and I'm looking forward to the results.
Is this a sorta 'practice' effort, tho' it's not like it's your first rodeo.
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How are you doing in regard to "finger lock" (where you go to adjust grip on the stone, to find knuckle joint/joints "locked" in position), on this project.
 
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