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Old 06-30-2011, 12:18 PM   #21
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The only advantage to Parkerizing is that it won't rust. Often Parkerizing is used after someone allowed a weapon to rust. The price is absurdly high.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:32 PM   #22
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After reading the very usefull information that you guys shared with me I have come to the conclusion that this particular Parkerized Colt Diamondback might be an overpriced gun.
It has been offered to me in a not very cheap price; $1330 US dlls.

Maybe I should pass this offer and wait for a better one to come by. After all the value on this gun should lower as years pass by, right?
Waaaay...waaaay...waaaay too high!

Watch Gunbroker.com if you just need a Diamondback. They show up there faily regularly in various barrel lengths and caliber. I can assure you...they will look a whooole lot better.

Other than for strictly a shooter...I would not want and would not consider this weapon at even half the price the seller wants. And...I'm a Colt revolver fan.

Whatever the current price of this strangely finished weapon...I assure it will not appreciate like a factory finish Daimondback most assuredly will.

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Old 06-30-2011, 04:29 PM   #23
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After reading the very usefull information that you guys shared with me I have come to the conclusion that this particular Parkerized Colt Diamondback might be an overpriced gun.
It has been offered to me in a not very cheap price; $1330 US dlls.

Maybe I should pass this offer and wait for a better one to come by. After all the value on this gun should lower as years pass by, right?
Good idea.

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can you undo parkerizing?
Bead blasting is the only way I ever have, but...

http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/i.../t-178339.html
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:05 PM   #24
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The only advantage to Parkerizing is that it won't rust. Often Parkerizing is used after someone allowed a weapon to rust. The price is absurdly high.
Correct. I got this 29-2 for a very good price because it spent the first 20 years of its life in the trunk of a car.



Could have sent it back to the factory to be reblued. But why? It's not a work of art, it's a tool. I bought it to use, not hang on the wall.

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... It had tactical advantages,....
They darn sure do.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:13 PM   #25
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Correct. I got this 29-2 for a very good price because it spent the first 20 years of its life in the trunk of a car.



Could have sent it back to the factory to be reblued. But why? It's not a work of art, it's a tool. I bought it to use, not hang on the wall.
Not in it's present state it isn't. But it could be.

And it would be every bit as useful.

If you got it for a very good price spring for a new finish.


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They darn sure do.

Like what?

You're gonna be all sneaky and stealthy with an N frame revolver?
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That is a relatively new finish, the one I wanted to make it invisible in the night. Original bluing was worn off one side of the gun when I bought it. No reason you can't have wall hangers and tools from my point of view, if you want a wall hanger. Some of my guns see light use but they all get used. I don't buy with the intention of an investment.

A factory reblue also detracts from the value to my knowledge? But even this finish makes the gun worth more than it was in the condition I bought it
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Like what?

You're gonna be all sneaky and stealthy with an N frame revolver?
That's bascially correct. Less easily identified as a gun at night from a distance. No problem if it is in your face, but then you'd have a way bigger problem than being worried about seeing it
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That's bascially correct. Less easily identified as a gun at night from a distance. No problem if it is in your face, but then you'd have a way bigger problem than being worried about seeing it
Let's see...you're in a "personal security" situation.

You have something in your hand that is not immediately identifiable as a firearm to me, the perp, who prompted you to have firearm in hand.

What could it be? What could it be?

Black colored hand mixer?

Cup o' Joe?

Rotten banana?

F*** it. I'm guessing gun. I'll shoot first.

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This is BobbyC3's Parkerized python for the Alaskan wilderness for comparison



I like this one
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Looks nothing like my old Diamond back.
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wow, IMO thats WAY too much for that gun.

Maybe its something rare to a colt collector but i couldn't pay that kind of money for a .22 revolver when you can get a great Ruger single six for a couple hundred bucks!

that is Colt Python money!
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^^^That might be high even for a Python.
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...F*** it. I'm guessing gun. I'll shoot first.
You seem to have missed the intention of my post. I don't care what my target doesn't see, I care what others don't see.

As for your scenario I've never harbored any intention of letting a threat know I am armed before they're well ventilated
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wow, IMO thats WAY too much for that gun.

Maybe its something rare to a colt collector but i couldn't pay that kind of money for a .22 revolver when you can get a great Ruger single six for a couple hundred bucks!

that is Colt Python money!
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