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S&w 65-2

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    S&w 65-2

    I picked up a S&W 65-2 today

    Sept 2012 323.jpg It has a rare double stamp so it must be worth $1,000,000 right?

    Sept 2012 330.jpg

    Sept 2012 326.jpg it has a small bit a rust, any suggestions of a good buffer to get rid of it?

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    It is smooth and I am looking forward to taking it to the range this week

    Can anyone give me so information on this pistol. SN 7D29xxx

    Thanks
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    There are a couple of S&W enthusiast sites out there, where if you ask nicely someone will respond with date info from the collectors' book. Thought I bookmarked it, but I didn't.
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    You can use Flitz to take off that rust.

    Just did the same thing to a used stainless GP100 I picked up. Flitz and an old T-shirt will work wonders on stainless. It was almost as easy as wiping fingerprints off of the gun.
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    Great Smith & Wesson! Probably one of the most all-around useful handguns of all times. A great size, great barrel length, and wonderful cartridge.

    According to the Supica/Nahas book, it was made in 1981. It must be one of the last "pinned and recessed" variants produced.

    The double-stamp adds a bit of whimsy to it.

    I've never cleaned rust from a stainless steel firearm. It's said that it is more difficult. I'd probably soak the spot in Kroil for a few days and then work it over with a bronze brush. Any remaining stain may require the judicious application of a series of mild polishing compounds, used with an eye to retaining contours.
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    Wow thanks, I thought that the last year of production for a 3 screw, pinned barrel S&W was 1980

    I like the size and am going to take it to the range on Friday, I'll post pictures afterwards
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    I have a 65-5 in 4 inch with a round butt.
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    Use a green scotch pad and solvent to remove the rust.

    Then buff the area with some chrome polish.
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    I like Simichrome on a clean cloth. Just a tiny bit and work in in.
    If you want a brushed finish, use the green Scotchbrite, but go slow, it is very aggressive.
    Go only in one direction.

    For a bead blasted look............I don't know short of bead blasting.

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    Don’t know about guns but a double strike on a coin adds immensely to the value, great looking Smith.
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