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Offline Earl Keese

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Ugly Duckling VZOR 70
« on: October 30, 2016, 05:31:52 PM »
A while back a buddy sold me a well used 70 for $100. I figured it would make a good candidate to learn how to slow rust blue. While I had it apart I did some internal polishing and broke some of the sharp edges to make it feel better in hand. I used Laurel Mountain's bluing solution and added a set of Tigerwood Marschal grips. Thanks to SP01SHADOW for putting up with my many questions.
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Offline Earl Keese

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Re: Ugly Duckling VZOR 70
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2016, 08:16:35 AM »
Finally managed to get the pics uploaded.

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Re: Ugly Duckling VZOR 70
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2016, 08:58:29 AM »
Very nice! Congrats on the superb renewal of an oldie. Any issues with the fitting of the Marschal zebrawood grips, especially around the op lever?

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Re: Ugly Duckling VZOR 70
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2016, 02:49:49 PM »
Thanks for the compliment! The grips required very minor fitting around the groove that fits around the back strap. Also, the left panel interferes with the de-cocking function. That isn't to say that quality isn't good, I think the grips transform the gun into something special. I was fortunate that he happened to have this set ready so I didn't have to wait for them to be made. I won't shoot this gun very often, but I enjoy looking at it and showing it off to friends. Everytime the safe is opened, I'm compelled to pick it up.

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Re: Ugly Duckling VZOR 70
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2016, 09:13:22 PM »
A brand new one would not look any better. Outstanding job!

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Re: Ugly Duckling VZOR 70
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2016, 10:20:41 PM »
Thanks!

Offline il.bill

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Re: Ugly Duckling VZOR 70
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2016, 11:57:38 PM »
Whoa!

VERY nicely done.  That pistol looks great!

Offline Earl Keese

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Re: Ugly Duckling VZOR 70
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2016, 11:22:10 PM »
Whoa!

VERY nicely done.  That pistol looks great!

Thanks!

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Re: Ugly Duckling VZOR 70
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2016, 01:41:47 PM »
Good looking refinish.
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Re: Ugly Duckling VZOR 70
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2017, 06:09:51 PM »
Astonishing what a nice bluing job can do for an older (non-minty) gun! Thinking I want to do that with my CZ 70 now! :D

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Re: Ugly Duckling VZOR 70
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2017, 07:13:47 PM »
Earl,
I came up with a great system for rust bluing in the Winter months. I purchase one of those Vick's Vaporizers and put it in the bottom off a large wooden apple box that is 40" tall. Fill the vaporizer with water, add a little sea salt and you are in the rust bluing business! Hang you parts in the top and plug it up. I used some scrap plywood for the door and it made an excellent sweat box. Parts will turn red in less than 2 hours. Just thought I would pass it along.

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Re: Ugly Duckling VZOR 70
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2017, 07:20:44 PM »
Astonishing what a nice bluing job can do for an older (non-minty) gun! Thinking I want to do that with my CZ 70 now! :D
Do it and post pics!

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Re: Ugly Duckling VZOR 70
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2017, 07:24:43 PM »
Earl,
I came up with a great system for rust bluing in the Winter months. I purchase one of those Vick's Vaporizers and put it in the bottom off a large wooden apple box that is 40" tall. Fill the vaporizer with water, add a little sea salt and you are in the rust bluing business! Hang you parts in the top and plug it up. I used some scrap plywood for the door and it made an excellent sweat box. Parts will turn red in less than 2 hours. Just thought I would pass it along.
That's a great idea! My wife doesn't appreciate me hanging gun parts in the guest bathroom and filling the tub with hot water. Sounds like I need to build a sweatbox. I de-plated a pre-b this weekend, time to blue shortly.

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Re: Ugly Duckling VZOR 70
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2017, 06:47:03 AM »
Astonishing what a nice bluing job can do for an older (non-minty) gun! Thinking I want to do that with my CZ 70 now! :D
Do it and post pics!

Forgive the noob question, but is it necessary to remove the old bluing first?

Do you have a link to the product you used for this? Thanks!

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Re: Ugly Duckling VZOR 70
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2017, 06:49:52 AM »
That's very impressive.  The grips look perfect for that gun.  Very nice.

 

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