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    What's the best way to polish and debur? Cotton wheel on a dremmel tool? What kind of polish? I'm wanting to do some beginner gunsmithing on one of my pistols and maybe a shotgun.
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    What specifically do you want to do?
    Do you want to attempt to refinish an entire firearm?
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    Whatever anyone else says always refer to this one statement:

    It is easier to remove more metal than it is to replace metal that is already removed.

    Go slowly, go light. Use hand power when you can, dremels sparingly. Constantly check your fit. Use the finest grit applicable, if buffing use the least abrasive polish.

    It's better to work at something over a few hours and get it right than screw it up in ten minutes.

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    Jewelers rouge. They sell it by the dremel bits, and ditto on 0.02's post.
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    Input needed here. A friend of mine told me to lightly coat the rubbing compound (or valve grinding compound if the bur is too heavy) wherever metal rubs metal in the revolver trigger group and then dry fire about 100 times. Clean really good, oil and test. Your thoughs on this?
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    Toothpaste is often a suitable sub' for rouge - at least the ''conventional'' types - not the fancy schmancy deals!!

    That on a dremel mop does quite well - but as has been stated with any smoothing - metal cannot be replaced! No stoning.!
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    I basically just want to smooth things out on my Bersa. Just to see if I can do it. There are a couple of sticking spots that I'd like to try and help out. That and I'd like to try and smooth out the safety/decocker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prawls View Post
    That and I'd like to try and smooth out the safety/decocker.
    I'd skip that one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    Whatever anyone else says always refer to this one statement:

    It is easier to remove more metal than it is to replace metal that is already removed.

    Go slowly, go light. Use hand power when you can, dremels sparingly. Constantly check your fit. Use the finest grit applicable, if buffing use the least abrasive polish.

    It's better to work at something over a few hours and get it right than screw it up in ten minutes.
    +1 on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prawls View Post
    I basically just want to smooth things out on my Bersa. Just to see if I can do it. There are a couple of sticking spots that I'd like to try and help out. That and I'd like to try and smooth out the safety/decocker.
    Sixto is right about skipping that. It is a known problem that Bersa will repair for you. One of the problems with this as a DIY is that the small depression the ball fits in only requires a tiny adjustment. A little extra and you have a safety/decocker that is too loose. If the Bersa repair center gets a little too aggressive they have to replace the part, if you get a little to aggressive YOU have to pay them to replace the part.
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    Fair nuff. Glad I asked first.
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