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  • 13-08-2019 10:55am
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    Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭ RossiFan08


    Anyone used small arms service before? Looking to get a browning straight pull duracoated as the bluing is awfully thin and already wearing.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,174 ✭✭✭ J.R.




  • Registered Users Posts: 511 ✭✭✭ solarwinds


    Very high standard of work and a sound fella as well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 759 ✭✭✭ freddieot


    genuine guy, no messing and knows what he is talking about.


  • Registered Users Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ Gorgeousgeorge


    Sound man and top work.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,334 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    An exellent worker who takes each job personally,and demands perfection from himself.100% recomnend.

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,540 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    I see SAS are now offering laser engraving.

    Helpful to anyone that needs to become compliant for the new SI or just wants to spruce up their rig.

    So many ideas coming into my head now. :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,074 ✭✭✭ gunhappy_ie


    RossiFan08 wrote: »
    Anyone used small arms service before? Looking to get a browning straight pull duracoated as the bluing is awfully thin and already wearing.

    Thanks everyone for the kind words, with the time/effort and headache :p that goes into some of the simple double barrel refinishes to head to toe jobs its a labor of love !

    To the OP I own run Small Arms Services, we're a family run business that's proud to be Irish and offering a unique service/product here.

    With regards your gun, it is unfortunately a very common occurrence where we remove bluing on guns simply because the maintenance is too high or it wears quickly.

    We use DuraCoat (having both DuraCoat and Cerakote applicators courses done) because it is a firearms finish first, not a high temp finish that is applied to firearms.

    If it is a traditional bluing that you are looking for then there are 5 colour options to choose from in DuraCoats "DuraBlue" Range. You can of course use any of the 40+colours that we carry in stock and its all the same price.

    The polished colours in the DuraBlue range mimic the deep luster and high gloss of a traditional bluing job but has none of the traditional bluing drawbacks. Its why we call it Tradition Vs Evolution :)

    Cass wrote: »
    I see SAS are now offering laser engraving.

    Helpful to anyone that needs to become compliant for the new SI or just wants to spruce up their rig.

    So many ideas coming into my head now. :D


    Yes its something Ive been playing with for a while now and every time I turn it on I do my Dr Evil impersonation :D:D:D

    Seriously though..... for the cost of it ill be doing Tattoo/laser hair removal along with eye surgery :eek::eek::eek:


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,540 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    You can engrave pretty much anything though?

    Here is one to put you on the spot. Coat and then engrave the new coating. I have dirty ideas for one of my rifles. Might have to meet you on the range someday with some crayons and a few cups of coffee. :D


    Obligatory picture to Dr. Evil comment.

    6034073

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  • Registered Users Posts: 223 ✭✭ Kran


    Great experience with SAS here too. He coated a scope for me and made it look as good as new.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,074 ✭✭✭ gunhappy_ie


    Cass wrote: »
    You can engrave pretty much anything though?

    Here is one to put you on the spot. Coat and then engrave the new coating. I have dirty ideas for one of my rifles. Might have to meet you on the range someday with some crayons and a few cups of coffee. :D


    Obligatory picture to Dr. Evil comment.

    6034073

    A fiber laser (which is what I have) is limited to metals and some plastics but with its possible to mark leather (real only) as well as stone and wood (apparently) if you have the right settings.

    You and me both man as regards the design but thats a whole different side of it when it comes to graphic design...... ive to study up :(


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,540 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    My bad, when i said "engrave anything" i meant design wise, but good to know.

    So get studying done and i'll chat to you next time we meet up. :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,074 ✭✭✭ gunhappy_ie


    Cass wrote: »
    My bad, when i said "engrave anything" i meant design wise, but good to know.

    So get studying done and i'll chat to you next time we meet up. :D

    Tattoo removal or eye surgery..... whatll it be :P ?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,540 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    You'd want to be careful before some guy asks about hair removal.

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    PS - Sorry to OP about thread jacking.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,619 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    The laser engraving actually dovetails well with that other thread on 3D printing ;)

    My printer does some lovely laser engraving.

    On the subject of this particular thread.
    I've never had opportunity to use Gunhappy's services but from frequenting this forum he genuinely is knowledgeable, helpful and from anyone who has ever had work done by him.
    A fantastically skilled and competent Smith.


  • Registered Users Posts: 268 ✭✭ skipking


    got my semi-auto done a year ago great job and a good man to deal with.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,569 ✭✭✭ garv123



    Yes its something Ive been playing with for a while now and every time I turn it on I do my Dr Evil impersonation :D:D:D

    Seriously though..... for the cost of it ill be doing Tattoo/laser hair removal along with eye surgery :eek::eek::eek:

    We have a diode laser and CO2 laser here at work, 2 great bits of kit. Could sit watching the diode laser marking things all day long.


    The co2 works well on timber, different powers will give heavier markings on it. it can also cut certain plastics like acrylic and acetal.


    First test jobs I marked on HDPE with the new diode below :D


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