Where to go to refinish a scratched slide for new M40-A1?

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by ronin67, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. ronin67

    ronin67 Guest

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    I recently found a new M40 A-1 for a real good price. The only issue it has is a scratch on the metal slide, on the right side. Does or should I say will Steyr refinish the slide if I mail it to them? If not who can refinish it?? The guy is going to give me a discount on the weapon due to the damage (it was a display model that sat for over a year). Any help would be deeply appreciated.

    Take Care and God Bless!

    Ronin
     
  2. babj615

    babj615 Premium Member

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    Hmmm....

    I have three links bookmarked:

    http://www.tjscustomgunworks.com/

    http://www.shootiniron.com/FINISH%20OPTIONS.html

    http://www.elitecustomguns.com/index.htm

    ...and many many more are available....

    Do you have a reputable local Gunsmith? I had not used one, but my FFL was able to recommend a local guy with a great reputation and he knew another non-local guy that did good refinishing work.....

    Ask around, call around....

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    BTW, ran me about $130 for my slide repair and re finish.... And it looks great!
     

  3. ThaiBoxer

    ThaiBoxer Active Member

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    Tornado Tech redid my Steyr slide, did a very nice job. They do some sort of milspec blue, that is then blasted to give a matte black appearance, I don't thinks this affects the Tennifer finish in any way, you just get a nice black slide.

    Mine looks about like this MkII:

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    http://www.tornado-technologies.com/services.html
     
  4. aubie515

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    I am surprised no one mentioned Tripp Research. I had my M40 hard chromed.

    http://trippresearch.com/

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    You could also refinish your own slide. I use KG Gunkote and Norrells.

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  5. Shooter

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    Tripp Research is one of the best. I just bought coatings from Brownells to redue my AK47...........try doing it yourself if your handy. Nice work aubie....8)
     
  6. vinipink

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    I have sent my slide to this people, they quote me $39 shipped plus $14 to sent, not bad they have good reviews in the other forum I belong to. http://cgwgun.com/centacglock.aspx

    To bad they don't have the special for the Steyr, they are running for the Glocks as far the 30 days out or is free. Still good deal. Will report as soon I get back.
     
  7. ChillyWilly

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    how about some comments on the durability of the various finishes. I want to build an AK and the receiver will be plane jane and will something. What are your guys opinions on the various finishes?
     
  8. Shooter

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    Just finished mine. Get a No Spud receiver. They make the best one. NSD-1 model for Romanian kit. I used Brownell's Allumahyde II. No bake epoxy paint, resistance to chemical cleaners. I used a combo of black, earth brown, and OD green with a net stocking pattern. Looks like camo-snake. It takes a few days to cure, but so far it is excellent and the rifle looks awesome.......and about $8 bucks a can....:clap: Its dark now but I'll try getting a picture in the daylite so you can see how it looks......
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    this is the best I can do with my camera. It doesn't quite show the pattern very well.........